Mumbai: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday in Mumbai, following a long battle with cancer. He was 67.
Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news of Rishi’s demise to indianexpress.com. Randhir said, “He passed away just now.”
Amitabh Bachchan also took to Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!” Rishi Kapoor was admitted to Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital on April 29.
Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and had then traveled to New York for treatment. He stayed there with his wife, actor Neetu Kapoor for almost a year and returned to Mumbai in September 2019.
Rishi Kapoor was the son of legendary actor Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor. He made his first appearance in movies at the tender age of 3 in Shree 420. His debut role was in Raj Kapoor directorial Mera Naam Joker. He then became a heartthrob with RK Films’ Bobby.
Rishi Kapoor was a popular actor through the 1970s to the 1990s when he worked in movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Coolie, Karz and Chandni among more.
In his later years, he was known for his character roles in movies like Hum Tum, Agneepath and Kapoor & Sons among more. He was last seen in The Body alongside Emraan Hashmi. Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, and children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor a powerhouse of talent: PM
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, describing him as a “powerhouse” of talent.
“Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.
Kapoor was passionate about films and India’s progress. “Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,” Modi said.
Naidu recalled that 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’s office tweeted.
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