Akshaye Khanna, mother Geetanjali Khanna
Akshaye Khanna, mother Geetanjali KhannaTwitter

Geetanjali Khanna, first wife of late veteran actor Vinod Khanna and mother of Akshaye Khanna and Rahul Khanna, has passed away Saturday night just hours after she complained of uneasiness. She was 70. She was declared brought dead by the Alibaug Civil Hospital.

"The two sons along with their mother keep visiting their farmhouse in Mandwa. Geetanjali and Akshaye came around 11 on Saturday morning. It was in the afternoon when she complained of uneasiness. She was taken to a local doctor, who prescribed her some medicines," a source told The Indian Express.

A Mandwa police source said the hospital was 20 kilometres from Geetanjali's house where she was staying with her son Akshaye.

"Geetanjali went to sleep, and between 9 and 10 pm when Akshaye checked on her, he found her body temperature had dropped. Akshaye called Rahul up and both of them, then, took her to the civil hospital, where she was declared brought dead," the source further added.

Her funeral took place earlier in the day. She had married Vinod Khanna in 1971 and got divorced in 1985.