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Akshay Kumar: I'm obliged that the government has recognised Rajesh Khanna's work

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Jan 26, 2013 at 04:28pm IST

Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is delighted that his father-in-law, the late actor Rajesh Khanna, has been posthumously honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour.

"I am really very happy. I am obliged that the government has recognised my father-in-law's work. I am extremely happy," said Akshay, who is married to Rajesh Khanna's elder daughter Twinkle.

The awards were announced Friday.

Akshay Kumar hails Padma award for Rajesh Khanna

In a career spanning five decades, he became a superstar like no other with hits like 'Aradhana' and 'Do Raaste'.

Rajesh Khanna, fondly known as Kaka, began his career with 'Aakhri Khat' in 1966. In a career spanning five decades, he became a superstar like no other with hits like 'Aradhana', 'Do Raaste', 'Safar' and 'Anand'.

He passed away in July 2012 following prolonged illness. He was 69.

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