Bollywood luminaries have continued to pay their respects to India’s first superstar, Rajesh Khanna during a prayer function in Mumbai.

Khanna, who died last week of an undisclosed illness, was known as the “King of Romance”, playing the lead in nearly all of his 170 movies.

The 69-year-old’s funeral last week drew thousands, desperate for a glance of his glass coffin before he was cremated in a Hindu ceremony.

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Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna was known as the "King of Romance"

Family members led the prayer meeting on Saturday, including his estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Twinkle and Rinke, son-in-law Akshay Kumar and grandson Aarav.

Celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor and wife Neetu Singh provided a dash of glamour to the event, which saw guests greeted with a large black-and-white photograph of the actor in his heyday.

The Indian Express described the gathering at a five-star Mumbai hotel as “Bollywood praying for the departed soul of Rajesh Khanna”.

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  • Indian Bollywood actress Deepika Padukon

    Indian Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Poonam Dhillon

    Indian Bollywood actress Poonam Dhillon attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Indian Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Indian Bollywood actors Randhir Kapoor (L) and Rajiv Kapoor attend a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapu

    Indian Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapure attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Bindu attends a

    Indian Bollywood actress Bindu attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Jaya Prada atte

    Indian Bollywood actress Jaya Prada attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff att

    Indian Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Reena Roy atten

    Indian Bollywood actress Reena Roy attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Indian Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao attend a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Tabbu attends a

    Indian Bollywood actress Tabbu attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian director Gulzar attends a prayer

    Indian director Gulzar attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan atten

    Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia att

    Indian Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan wi

    Indian Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan with wife attend a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indian Bollywood music composer Anandji

    Indian Bollywood music composer Anandji attends a prayer function in memory of late actor Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai on July 21, 2012. Khanna, popularly known as the 'first superstar' of Bollywood and the Hindi film industry's biggest heart-throb in his day, died on July 18 after months of illness. He was 69. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)

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  • The body of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna is carried on a truck during his funeral procession in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo)

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, bottom center wearing sunglasses and his son actor Abhishek Bachchan, bottom right in white, walk together through a sea of fans and mourners to attend the funeral of Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • An Indian police officer tries to control the crowd with a stick during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • Family members accompany the body of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in a truck during his funeral in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Fans hold a photograph of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna during his funeral in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • Fans and mourners hold umbrellas as it rains during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • Fans react during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Mourners gather around as the body of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna is taken in a truck during his funeral in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Fans and mourners hold umbrellas as it rains during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • People fall on the ground as policemen try to control the crowd during the funeral of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

    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, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • Fans hold a photograph of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna during his funeral in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan

    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, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • Dimple Kapadia, Rinke Khanna, Akshay Kumar

    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, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Dimple Kapadia

    Actress Dimple Kapadia, left, grieves during the funeral of her husband Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Shabana Azmi

    Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi, center, leaves after paying her respects to Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Khanna, the first Hindi film actor to gain superstar status in Indian films, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, center, leaves after paying his respects to Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Khanna, the first Hindi film actor to gain superstar status in Indian films, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Akshay Kumar

    Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's son-in-law and actor Akshay Kumar speaks to the media in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Khanna, the first Hindi film actor to gain superstar status in Indian films, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Fans of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna gather outside his residence in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Khanna, the first Hindi film actor to gain superstar status in Indian films, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 69. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)