NEW DELHI: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who has had a glorious career in the world of Hindi cinema spanning over four decades, passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday morning. He was 67.
The actor, who had charmed his way into millions of hearts with his scintillating debut in 1973’s ‘Bobby’, had been ailing for a while. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2018, he underwent treatment in New York for almost a year. In September 2019, he returned to India but was rarely seen in public since.
On Wednesday morning, the actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of uneasiness.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to mourn the death of his co-star in multiple films. He wrote, “Rishi Kapoor… gone… passed away. I am destroyed !”. The tweet was deleted soon after.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan announces on Twitter that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. https://t.co/pwc7Pht68k
— ANI (@ANI) 1588219666000
Several other cinematic personalities with whom Kapoor enjoyed a close relationship also paid tribute to the legendary actor.
Film-maker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari remembered him as “a beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor.”
Dear Universe, Please find a way to get us out of this adversity.A beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor is… https://t.co/vjbvGSTSCj
— Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) 1588221811000
Akshay Kumar, who played the role of Kapoor’s son in ‘Patiala House’, paid tribute on Twitter.
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, i… https://t.co/Ei5ATCt5EP
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1588220639000
A heartbroken and devastated Riteish Deshmukh called Kapoor’s demise “not fair.”
Am devastated, heartbroken… King of charm, King of Romance, the legendary actor Rishi ji just said ‘pack-up’. Not… https://t.co/YQLdIjCncl
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 1588221969000
Former cricketer Harbhajan Turbanator said he woke up with the sad news.
Woke up with this very sad news @chintskap is no more #RIPRishikapoor ji Condolence to the family..
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1588220872000
Calling him a good human being, Prakash Javdekar – Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting – expressed shock over the actor’s sudden demise.
The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfel… https://t.co/sMpej0RAHr
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) 1588220484000
Politician Rahul Gandhi called it a terrible week. He said that the ‘102 Not Out’ star ‘will be greatly missed’.
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful act… https://t.co/DuVZvOriFx
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1588220174000
Incidentally, Kapoor, who is an avid Twitter user with over 3.5 million followers, had not posted anything after April 2.
‘Main Shayar Toh Nahi’, ‘Chandni O Meri Chandni’: Rishi Kapoor Left Us With Music And Memor…
Gone Too Soon
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Noted actor Rishi Kapoor, a powerhouse of talent, passed away after a two year long battle with cancer.The actor, who had charmed his way into millions of hearts with his scintillating debut in 1973’s ‘Bobby’, had been diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and underwent treatment in New York for almost a year. He returned home to Mumbai in September 2019.Born in 1952, Kapoor began his career as a child artiste with roles in his father Raj Kapoor’s films, starting with ‘Shree 420’. He won the National Award for Best Child Artist for his performance as a younger version of his father in ‘Mera Naam Joker’.While Kapoor’s acting prowess is indisputable, the actor also left fans with some evergreen tunes from his films.Here’s remembering the icon through his songs.