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Rishi Kapoor Passes Away at 67; Neetu, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt Bid a Tearful Farewell

News18.com | May 2, 2020, 9:47 PM IST
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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai today. The actor was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Wednesday morning. The actor's last rites were performed at Chandanwadi Crematorium in Kalbadevi, Mumbai.

Kapoor's daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani has sought special permissions from the Ministry of Home Affairs to travel to Mumbai from Delhi, but she couldn't make it to the cremation. Present for the final rites were his son Ranbir Kapoor, wife Neetu Kapoor, brothers Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor, his sister Rima Jain and his nieces and nephews Kareena along with her husband Saif Ali Khan, Armaan and Aadar Jain among others. From the industry, Abishek Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji were also present.
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News18 reached out to his brother Randhir Kapoor, but he refused to divulge any details, saying, "I'm not in a condition."

Kapoor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. He was previously taken to the hospital in February earlier this year after being diagnosed with an infection.

His friends and colleagues from the industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Dharmendra among many others poured in their condolences for the family on social media.

President Ramnath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and politician Rahul Gandhi and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb called it a great loss for the film industry.

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