Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor died on Monday after he was suffering from the illness, as per the various media reports at the age of 79.
“Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital, here,” Dr. Ram Narain, executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, told news agency IANS in a message.
“Yes, he has passed away. He had kidney problem for several years. He was on dialysis for several years,” Randhir Kapoor told PTI.
Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a child actor in his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s plays; eventually, he became one of the famous and iconic stars of the Hindi cinema.
Shashi Kapoor is having some of the memorable films on his kitty, including, ‘Deewaar’ (1975), ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Shaan’ (1980), and ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982).
Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in 1961 with the movie Dharmputra, in he literally worked in Bollywood for 3 decades.
He received Padma Bhushan from the Indian government 2015, consecutively, in 2015; he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the third member of the Kapoor family honored this title.
The legendary actor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal, and with his wife, he launched the Prithvi Theatre in 1978.
He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.
Kapoor was a popular actor of the 60s and 70s era but he retired from acting in the mid-1980s after the death of his wife Jennifer from cancer in 1984.
A series of hits films Shashi Kapoor having on his kitty, like, Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Kabhi Kabhie (1976) and Trishna (1979), saw him become a major star alongside the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, with whom he co-starred in Kabhi Kabhie as well as Trishul (1978) and Kaala Patthar (1979).
Still, Shashi Kapoor was though appeared in the Ismail Merchant’s directorial debut In Custody in 1993.
Many took to Twitter to condole his death.
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
— TheCheckerNews (@thecheckernews) December 4, 2017
#Bollywood legend #ShashiKapoor poses for a photo-op with his careers co-actresses after receiving the #DadasahebPhalke award in 2015. Express Photo @Amit_Photowalla @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/foWu06tLTn
— Neeraj Priyadarshi (@neerajexpress) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor's versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2017
Saddened by the demise of legendary actor Shashi Kapoor ji. His contribution to Indian Cinema is monumental. Shashi ji’s passing away marks the end of an era. My deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and fans. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 4, 2017
A legend has passed away. Shashi Kapoor will remain in our hearts forever. My condolences to his loved ones and all his fans. pic.twitter.com/OmLvtvYZtb
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 4, 2017
I feel a part of me is gone. A great actor, smart, cosmopolitan, impossibly handsome & w/a name that was often confused w/mine. (My office got two calls from journalists today about my reportedly serious ill-health!) I will miss #ShashiKapoor. Condolences2his family&all his fans pic.twitter.com/fSz3jafPZJ
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 4, 2017
Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017
With his impressive talent and inimitable mannerism actor Shashi Kapoor charmed a generation of Indians. He was a fine actor and a wonderful human being. Saddened to learn of his demise. May his soul rest in peace.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 4, 2017
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
Oh no! Remember #ShashiKapoor as someone who always laughed and was happy in his movies. If you can spread joy, you have lived a good life.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 4, 2017
Sad to hear about noted actor, producer #ShashiKapoor ji‘s demise.
His contribution in Hindi film industry will be remembered forever.
My deepest condolences to his family, friends and millions of fans.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) December 4, 2017
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) December 4, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 4, 2017
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