Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79
Veteran Bollywood superstar Shashi Kapoor passes away. The actor was reportedly suffering from old age related illness and was under constant medical supervision and was battling health-related issues.
The Bollywood superstar was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, in Andheri, Mumbai on Sunday night, reportedly for chest infection. The actor has been suffering from the illness since 2014, post his bypass surgery.
Born as Balbir Raj Kapoor in 1938, Shashi Kapoor has acted in over 175 films and also also produced several films like Junoon, Kalyug, Vijeta and Utsav. Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra. He was honoured with the the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011.
In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honour, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.
#RIPShashiKapoor ...the most charming and enigmatic actor ever...a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional...thoughts and prayers with the family....his work will always live on... pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
His contribution to this industry will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Shashi Kapoor ji you will be missed always.