Rajesh Khanna is seen in the balcony of his residence on June 21, flanked by his wife Dimple Kapadia (R) and son in-law Akshay Kumar (L). He came out and waved to well-wishers gathered outside his Ashirwad bungalow in Mumbai just two days before he was admitted to the hospital with deteriorating health. - Photo by AFP

MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor, Rajesh Khanna has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital after he became seriously ill with a stomach infection on 23 June 2012.

The Times of India reported the details of the incident, this morning:

First he was taken to the OPD. Khanna was accompanied by ex-wife Dimple Kapadia. Later, he was shifted to 11th floor of the hospital. Twinkle Khanna is now also with Rajesh Khanna. Meanwhile, security has been stepped up and media is not allowed to enter to the hospital premises.

The actor, recently seen in a TV ad, had stopped intake of food for the past few days. His estranged wife Dimple Kapadia is taking care of him right now. Rajesh Khanna's former girlfriend Anju Mahendru visited him last night. The actor is believed to be suffering from a stomach infection.

Popularly known as Kaka, Rajesh Khanna went through a health scare in April too. He was hospitalised following uneasiness back then.

His current ill health brought his younger daughter Rinke to Mumbai Wednesday morning. "Rinke and her mother Dimple Kapadia are by his side and taking care of him," said Ashwin.

Dimple and Rajesh Khanna's elder daughter Twinkle is expecting her second baby with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

Rajesh Khanna, touted as Hindi cinema's first superstar, began his acting career with Aakhri Khat in 1966 and rose to prominence with his performances in films like Raaz, Do Raaste and Aradhana.

He earned his title following 15 consecutive solo super hits between 1969 to 1972. Recently, he was seen in a TV commercial for Havell's fan. The campaign was directed by R Balki.