Veteran Bollywood actor, politician and former union minister Vinod Khanna passed away in Mumbai on Thursday morning following prolonged illness. He was 70.
The actor was survived by his wife Kavita, son Sakshi and daughter Shraddha, his former wife Geetanjali and their sons Akshaye and Rahul.
Vinod Khanna also has a house on Sally Road in Pathankot, Gurdaspur. The chair at which he sat and used to hear problems of the people, is just remaining memories.
At this house at 5.00 pm, the people of the town helds the prayer meet for the late actor. Here, it was informed the work done by him in Gurdaspur.
Recalling the time spent with the actor, people kept a two-minute silence with teary eyes and gave condolence.
Punjab BJP treasurer BK Mittal said Khanna last came to the constituency five months ago during which he visited Dostpur to interact with Border Security Force (BSF) jawans. “Despite his failing health that kept him away from Gurdaspur, Khanna did not lose touch with the people. His representatives would get the works of people done and never let them feel his absence,” he said.
Mittal said that Khanna wanted Gurdaspur to be developed as the most disciplined and cleanest town in the country.
The late MP’s political adviser, Samrendra Sharma, who is also a member of the Punjab Public Service Commission, said that Khanna wanted to develop Dhar block as a tourist destination. He was keen to start world-class water sports at the Ranjit Sagar Dam, a dream that remains unfulfilled. “The people of Gurdaspur have lost a visionary leader and a humble servant,” he said.
Sharma said Khanna got three bridges, including the one across the Beas river at Naushehra Pattan, built. The second bridge was at Kathlore across the Ravi and third was built over the Ujh river at Bamial.
Due to these bridges, he got famous by the name of ‘King of Bridges.’