MUMBAI, India (Thu, Jul 19) – India’s first superstarwas laid to rest today in Paramhans crematorium in Vile Parle. Thousands of fans gathered to pay their last tribute to legendary Bollywood star who passed away in Mumbai after a protracted illness on Wednesday (July 18).
The funeral procession of superstar started at about 10:15 am (LOCAL TIME) on Thursday morning and reached the crematorium at around 11:00 am. Fans threw flowers at the glass casket in which Khanna’s body was kept and walked along with the procession that carried the body of the star.
Accompanying the star on his final journey was his separated wife, actress, elder son-in-law , younger daughter Rinkee Khanna, her husband Sameer Saran and grandson Aarav. The last rites were performed by Khanna’s elder daughter , her husband Akshay Kumar and their son Aarav.
"Aarav lit the pyre and Akshay Kumar assisted him," the late superstar`s close friend Vijay Zaveri.