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India's first superstar, late Rajesh Khanna is still remembered for his amazing roles and his acting skills. There was an era when the entire nation was in love with Rajesh ji. He had become India's first superstar with his superhit film, Aradhana in November 1969. He had given 15 consecutive hit films from 1969-1971. And we all are still in love with his iconic dialogue, 'Babumoshai, Zindagi badhi honi chahiye, lambi nahin", which has created its own legacy. Well, his life was indeed a big hit when he had taken his last breath at the age of 69. However, not many know the actor had known that his time had come on his 69th birthday. Scroll down to know more! (Recommend Read: Arjun Kapoor And His GF, Malaika Arora Wish His Sister, Anshula Kapoor On Her Birthday, Share Photos
Before we take you further, let us take a look back at Rajesh ji's extraordinary life. During Rajesh Khanna's last days, it was his wife, Dimple Kapadia, who had remained the guarding force in his life. At the mere age of sixteen, Dimple Kapadia had tied the knot with then-superstar, Rajesh Khanna. Many girls' hearts had broken, and many had taken their lives when they had heard the news of Rajesh Khanna's wedding. After getting married, Dimple had left her acting career for her family. But soon, their perfect family life had hit the rough patch, and they had gotten separated in the year 1982. While their marital life had gone through a lot of ups and downs, Dimple had remained an important ally in the life of Rajesh Khanna till his last breath.
Recently, in an interview with ETimes, Rajesh Khanna's close friend, Bhupesh Raseen opened up on Rajesh Khanna's life. Bhupesh shared that Rajesh had never ever shared with anyone that he is lonely, in fact, he had always said that he had felt alone. Talking about his dynamics with his wife, Dimple Khanna, Bhupesh stated, "Dimpleji went all out and came very frequently when he had become unwell. There was no animosity in their relationship and I can't decide if he was more in love with Twinkle or Rinke (daughters). He loved Rinke and Twinkle equally." Late actor, Rajesh ji's friend said that he had loved his son-in-law, Akshay Kumar a lot, "He was very fond of Akshay Kumar (son-in-law). It was Twinkle's idea to troop off to Goa for his birthday; I was with the entire family and when we were returning he sensed that it was his last birthday and told me 'Ab final ho gaya lekin jaldi ho raha hai' ('I am going but rather early')." (Also Read: Neetu Kapoor Remembers Rishi Kapoor, Shares An Array Of Pictures With Their Kids Ranbir And Riddhima)
Coming back to Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's love story is nothing less than a Bollywood movie. While scrolling on the web, we had found a 2013 interview of Dimple Kapadia with 24/7 Emirates. Dimple had revealed the similarities between Rajesh ji and their grandson, Aarav. She had said, "Aarav is exactly like him. He talks less like Kakaji. Whenever I get dressed to go out, he will just pass by give a glance and with is head-turning towards his right he would comment, "Nani you look exquisite!" And move on."
Dimple had remembered the time when Rajesh ji had said that Aarav would be the next superstar, "I can see the spark in his eyes. He is mad like Kakaji. I remember once while Kakaji sent a sweet box to Aarav just a year before he died. I told him how you could give him the box without writing anything on it? He then wrote, "To naughty one from the nana whom you love." That was his style. He could have written, "From the Nana who loves you." I have clicked a picture and preserved it. When Aarav grows up, I shall present it to him." (Don't Miss: Mira Rajput Kapoor Shares A Sun-Kissed Selfie With Her Hubby, Shahid Kapoor, Couple Twins In Black)
Well, we all remember Rajesh ji's every year on his birthday!