Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away in Mumbai at the age of 79
Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday at the age of 79. He had been admitted to Kokilaben Hospital.
The thespian had not been keeping well for the last few months and was under constant medical supervision. He breathed his last at the hospital.
His nephew, actor Mohit Marwah, took to Twitter and shared the unfortunate news.
His nephew Randhir Kapoor told news agency PTI that the actor had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis. Kapoor had been confined to a wheelchair for years.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning.
The yesteryear superstar was born on 18 March, 1938 as Balbir Raj Kapoor. He was the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor and the younger brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor.
Kapoor had appeared in a number of Bollywood films, along with a handful English ones. He made his Bollywood debut in 1961, as the lead actor in the film “Dharmputra”.
Over the course of his career, the legendary actor appeared in more than 116 films with “Deewar”, “Kabhie Kabhie”, “Namak Halal” and “Kaala Pathar” among his most memorable roles.
The actor had also donned the roles a director and assistant director in the Hindi film industry.
Kapoor was honoured with the coveted Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2011 for his contributions to Art-Cinema. In 2015, he was also awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
He’s survived by three children, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.
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