Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at age 67 in Mumbai

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday at a Mumbai hospital. He was 67 years old. 

author_img Joy S Published :  30th April 2020 09:55 AM   |   Published :   |  30th April 2020 09:55 AM
Rishi Kapoor (Photo: IANS)

Rishi Kapoor (Photo: IANS)

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday at a Mumbai hospital. He was 67 years old. 

Amitabh Bachchan shared the news on his Twitter account.

Earlier, reports confirmed that Rishi Kapoor had been hospitalised on Wednesday morning after complaining that he was not feeling well.

According to reports, the 67-year-old actor has been admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Wife Neetu Kapoor was at his side.

The hospitalisation was confirmed by Rishi's elder brother, actor Randhir Kapoor. "It's true that he has been admitted to the hospital. He is in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital."

"He was not keeping well and had some problem, so we admitted him early this morning," Randhir Kapoor said, according to a report.

Asked if it was an emergency situation, Randhir said: "That's why he has gone to the hospital. But I know that he will be alright. Neetu (Kapoor) is by his side."

Incidentally, Kapoor, who is known to regularly tweet on social media, has not done so after April 2.

In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.

Post return to India, Kapoor's health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalised in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi.

Earlier reports had clarified that Kapoor was in the hospital because he was down with an infection and needed medical attention.

While wife Neetu was at his side in Delhi back then, unconfirmed reports had said that his son Ranbir Kapoor along with friend and actress Ali Bhatt, has rushed to be at his father's side.

On returning to Mumbai back then, reported said Kapoor had again been hospitalised with viral fever but was discharged soon after.