Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor Dies at 79

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Monday at Evening. He was 79.

“Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai”, said Dr Ram Narain, Executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital at Mumbai.

The Bollywood legendary was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai on Sunday night, reportedly, for a chest infection treatment. The actor was struggled with the condition even in 2014, post his bypass surgery.

He was played a young Raj Kapoor in Awara (1951) and ten years later, made his debut as a leading man in  “Char Diwari”. He made a name for himself in films like “Mehndi Lagi”, “Mere Haath” (62), “Waqt” (65), “Haseena Maan Jayegi” (68), “Aa Gale Lag Ja” (73) and “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (78). However, it was his partnership with “Amitabh Bachchan” in iconic films like “Deewaar” (75), “Kabhi Kabhie” (76), “Trishul” (78), “Silsila” (81) and “Namak Halal” (82) which brought him cult status. He will be forever be known as the man who said, “Mere paas Maa hai…” – his famous retort to Bachchan in Deewaar.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the death of Shashi Kapoor.

PM Narendra Modi Said, “Shashi Kapoor’s versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers”.

“Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family “, Tweeted by Kovind.

“तुम मेरी दुःख की घड़ियों को अपने व्यवसाय के काँटों से आबाद न करो ,
नम आँखों और तिलमिलाते दिल को , अपनी चकाचौंद से बर्बाद न करो “, tweeted by Amitabh Bachchan

A great actor, a charming & happy soul, an inspiring humanitarian. We will miss you Shashi ji. RIP #ShashiKapoor”, twitted by Sri devi

The legendary actor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he established Prithvi Theatre in 1978. He is survived by his daughter Sanjana Kapoor, and sons Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.

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