President Kovind, Vice Prez Naidu, Home Minister Shah mourn the demise of Rishi Kapoor

While the President called it a loss for the entertainment industry, Home Minister described him as an institution in himself and Vice President Naidu said that the nation has lost a beloved son. 

author_img Heena K Published :  30th April 2020 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  30th April 2020 12:00 AM

Rishi Kapoor

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla condoled the sad demise of India's finest cine actor Rishi Kapoor.

While the President called it a loss for the entertainment industry, Home Minister described him as an institution in himself and Vice President Naidu said that the nation has lost a beloved son. 

"An evergreen personality with an always smiling face, he was so full of life that it's difficult to believe that he is no more. A huge loss for the entertainment industry. Let us pray for his soul. Condolences to his family and friends," tweeted President Kovind.

 

Stating that the film industry has lost a gem and the nation has lost a beloved son, Vice President Naidu tweeted, "Saddened to learn about the demise of veteran Hindi film actor, Rishi Kapoor. The talented actor essayed many roles with aplomb and was popular for his romantic films. In his passing away, the nation lost a beloved son and film industry lost a gem," Naidu tweeted.

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Home Minister Amit Shah, who dubbed Kapoor as an institution in himself who will always be remembered for his exceptional acting skills, tweeted, "Pained to know about the passing away of legendary actor Rishi Kapoor ji. He was an institution in himself. Rishi ji's demise is an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. He will always be remembered for his exceptional acting skills. Condolences to his family and followers. Om Shanti."

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also condoled the sad demise of Kapoor. In his message, Birla said, "My heartfelt homage to the untimely demise of legendary actor, director and producer Rishi Kapoor ji. His demise is a deep loss for Indian cinema. I pray for strength for his bereaved family. Om Shanti."

 

Kapoor, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018, passed away at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai at around 8.45 a.m. on Thursday

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