Nine-year-old grandson Aarav lit Rajesh Khanna’s pyre on Thursday at the Vile Parle cremetorium, said a close family friend. “Aarav lit the pyre and Akshay Kumar (Rajesh Khanna’s son-in-law) assisted him,” the late superstar’s close friend Vijay Zaveri. Braving the rain, thousand of fans gathered to pay tribute to Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna. Celebrities like Karan Johar and Rani Mukerji were also there.
The legend’s final journey started around 10 am from his residence Aashirwad in Bandra. His body, in a transparent casket, was placed on a mini-truck decorated with white flowers.