In pics: Rajesh Khanna's last journey

Movies | | July 19, 2012, 2:05 pm
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Filmmaker Karan Johar surrounded with policemen at the funeral.

Filmmaker Karan Johar surrounded with policemen at the funeral.

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Akshay Kumar was with Rajesh Khanna when he made his last public appearance on June 20, 2012.

Akshay Kumar was with Rajesh Khanna when he made his last public appearance on June 20, 2012.

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Teary eyed Akshay Kumar with Rajesh Khanna's body.

Teary eyed Akshay Kumar with Rajesh Khanna's body.

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The legend's final journey started around 10 a.m. from his residence Aashirwad in Bandra.

The legend's final journey started around 10 a.m. from his residence Aashirwad in Bandra.

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The original plan was to have a longer procession, but due to rain it was kept short, but it didn't deter his fans, who gathered in huge numbers.

The original plan was to have a longer procession, but due to rain it was kept short, but it didn't deter his fans, who gathered in huge numbers.

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Rajesh Khanna's wife Dimple with her younger daughter Rinkie.

Rajesh Khanna's wife Dimple with her younger daughter Rinkie.

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Rajesh Khanna's fans during his funeral procession in Mumbai.

Rajesh Khanna's fans during his funeral procession in Mumbai.

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The frenzy was perhaps just what the Bollywood's first superstar had been missing all these years.

The frenzy was perhaps just what the Bollywood's first superstar had been missing all these years.

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Fans surround the mini-truck carrying Rajesh Khanna's body.

Fans surround the mini-truck carrying Rajesh Khanna's body.

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Rajesh Khanna was last seen in a TV commercial for Havells fans earlier this year.

Rajesh Khanna was last seen in a TV commercial for Havells fans earlier this year.

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Amitabh Bachchan who worked with Rajesh Khanna in many films was also seen at his funeral. He was accompanied by his son Abhishek.

Amitabh Bachchan who worked with Rajesh Khanna in many films was also seen at his funeral. He was accompanied by his son Abhishek.

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His body, in a transparent casket, was placed on a mini-truck decorated with white flowers.

His body, in a transparent casket, was placed on a mini-truck decorated with white flowers.

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Filmmaker and Akshay Kumar's close friend Sajid Khan.

Filmmaker and Akshay Kumar's close friend Sajid Khan.

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Akshay Kumar with his son Aarav during the funeral.

Akshay Kumar with his son Aarav during the funeral.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan trying to make it to the crematorium.

Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan trying to make it to the crematorium.

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Braving the rain, thousand of fans gathered at Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna's home to be part of their icon's funeral procession.

Braving the rain, thousand of fans gathered at Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna's home to be part of their icon's funeral procession.

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Rajesh Khanna fans outside the Vile Parle cremetorium.

Rajesh Khanna fans outside the Vile Parle cremetorium.

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Actress Dimple Kapadia, the wife of late Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna, left, along with her daughter Rinke Khanna, second from left and son-in-law, actor Akshay Kumar, background left, pay their respects during Khanna's funeral in Mumbai.

Actress Dimple Kapadia, the wife of late Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna, left, along with her daughter Rinke Khanna, second from left and son-in-law, actor Akshay Kumar, background left, pay their respects during Khanna's funeral in Mumbai.

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A police officer tries to control the crowd with a stick during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.

A police officer tries to control the crowd with a stick during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.

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The crush of fans at the venue led to a stampede-like situation.

The crush of fans at the venue led to a stampede-like situation.

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Actress Dimple Kapadia, left, grieves during the funeral of her husband Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.

Actress Dimple Kapadia, left, grieves during the funeral of her husband Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.

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A smiling poster of Rajesh Khanna adorns the hearse as people throng the funeral procession.

A smiling poster of Rajesh Khanna adorns the hearse as people throng the funeral procession.

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Eager fans jostle for a last look at the star.

Eager fans jostle for a last look at the star.

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Police had to resort to lathicharge as the situation was going out of control.

Police had to resort to lathicharge as the situation was going out of control.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kuamr during his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna's funeral.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kuamr during his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna's funeral.

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People brave the downpour to pay their last homage to the star.

People brave the downpour to pay their last homage to the star.

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A sea of fans turned up for the funeral of Rajesh Khanna.

A sea of fans turned up for the funeral of Rajesh Khanna.

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Police trying to control the crowd during the funeral procession in Mumbai.

Police trying to control the crowd during the funeral procession in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Raj Babbar at the funeral.

Bollywood actor Raj Babbar at the funeral.

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Family members accompany the body of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in a truck during his funeral in Mumbai.

Family members accompany the body of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in a truck during his funeral in Mumbai.

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The procession started from his Bandra residence and went through Carter Road, Turner Road and SV Road before reaching the crematorium.

The procession started from his Bandra residence and went through Carter Road, Turner Road and SV Road before reaching the crematorium.

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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, center and his son actor Abhishek Bachchan, center right, walk through a sea of fans and mourners to attend the funeral of Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, July 19, 2012.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, center and his son actor Abhishek Bachchan, center right, walk through a sea of fans and mourners to attend the funeral of Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, July 19, 2012.

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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, center and his son actor Abhishek Bachchan, center right, walk through a sea of fans and mourners to attend the funeral of Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, July 19, 2012.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, center and his son actor Abhishek Bachchan, center right, walk through a sea of fans and mourners to attend the funeral of Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, July 19, 2012.

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Fans hold a photograph of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna during his funeral in Mumbai, July 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Fans hold a photograph of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna during his funeral in Mumbai, July 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)