Indian iconic star Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79, Bollywood pays tribute

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One of the Bollywood icon and star of the 1970s in Indian Cinema, Shashi Kapoor reportedly died on Monday after suffering from prolonged illness.

The veteran Bollywood actor died at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday evening.

While confirming the news, Shashi Kapoor’s nephew Randhir Kapoor told the media, “Yes, he has passed away. He had kidney problem for several years”.

It was reported that the legendary actor was battling with the kidney ailment.

It was learned that the funeral will be held today.

Dr. Ram Narain said in a statement, “Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai”.

While on a sudden demise of the Indian Bollywood star, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved to twitter and condoled the death of the veteran actor.

President Ram Nath Kovind wrote on his Twitter handle, “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”.

Whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted, 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”.

 

On the other hand, many Bollywood celebrities moved to social networking site Twitter and pay tribute to the legendary actor.

Actress turned politician Hema Malini wrote on her twitter handle, “My dear friend and co-star of many successful movies – Shashi Kapoor, is no more. He leaves behind many pleasant memories of the camaraderie we shared on the sets during our shooting schedules. RIP dear friend. I will surely miss you”.

Singing sensation of Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar tweeted, “I am extremely sad about Shashi Kapoor’s demise. He was very nice human being. RIP”.

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