The fame that Rajesh Khanna once lived in may be destined for very few people in the movie world. Even after that, he was alone in his last phase. Even when his favorite heroine Mumtaz came to meet him when he was admitted to the hospital with cancer, he became emotional. Bhupesh Rasin, who was with Rajesh Khanna until his last days, told The Times of India that Mumtaz came to the hospital to meet him a few months before Kaka died. Meanwhile, when Mumtaz said he was also suffering from cancer, Rajesh Khanna became emotional. However, Mumtaz has now recovered.
Rajesh Khanna had said to Mumtaz during this meeting: “You should have played Basanti in Sholay.” Bhupesh Rasin says that in his last days he started to live quite alone. He even stopped talking to most people. But when he saw Mumtaz, he started to speak. Rasin said Rajesh Khanna’s last wish was not to be in a hospital bed, but to take his last breath at home. His wish was also granted and on July 18, 2012 he expired his last breath. If he was with us today, he would have been 78 years old.
Describing the differences between Rajesh Khanna and his wife Dimple Kapadia as false, Rasin said that when Kaka fell ill, Dimple came to see him immediately. Rajesh Khanna was very much in love with his daughters Twinkle and Rinke Khanna. Apart from that, he also loved his son-in-law Akshay Kumar.
Rajesh Khanna said, it’s my last birthday: In fact, in 2011, it was Twinkle Khanna’s idea to celebrate Rajesh Khanna’s birthday in Goa. Rasin was also together during the family’s vacation in Goa. He said that on returning from Goa, Rajesh Khanna had said: “It is my last birthday. Finals now, but in a hurry.