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.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

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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.

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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.

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