Late actor Rajesh Khanna, who passed away July 18, left behind a farewell message for his family, friends and fans that was played last Saturday on his ‘chautha’. In the message you hear him recounting his cinematic journey from entering a talent hunt contestant to becoming Bollywood’s first superstar.
The message starts off with “”Mere pyaare dosto, bhaiyo aur beheno, nostalgia mein rehene ki aadat nahi hai mujhe. Hamesha bhavishya ke baare mein hi sochna padtaa hain jo din guzar gaya hai, beet gaya hai, uska kya sochna… lekin jab jaane pehchane chehre anjaan se ek mehfil mein milte hai toh yaadein wapas tazaa ho jati hai,”
He also spoke about old memories with friends, not having a godfather whom he could turn to, owing all his success to the stage and spoke about his first ever role he had.
The veteran ended it off by thanking everyone for taking time out for him and the love everyone had for watching his films.
“Doston aap ka ek hissedar mein bhi hu.. aur jaise maine pehli bhi kaha ki.. aap apna kimti waqt nikalkar, aap ka yeh pyaar tha ki aap majood hue aur itni bhaari sankhya mein…main yehi kahunga ki bahut-bahut shukriya, thank you aur mera bahut-bahut salaam.” said Khanna before he says his last goodbye.
Rajesh “Kaka” Khanna will be truly missed by all his family, friends, and fans. May his soul rest in peace.