Shashi Kapoor Last Rites: Bollywood Bids Adieu to the Legend
News18.com | December 5, 2017, 1:49 PM IST
Monday evening December 4, 2017 sent a wave of shock through the Indian film industry as the day marked the sad demise of legendary actor Shashi Kapoor. The romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s who immortalised the line "Mere paas Maa hai", breathed his last at 5:20 pm at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He was 79.
The last rites of the veteran actor were held at Santacruz Hindu crematorium on Tuesday noon. A number of eminent Bollywood celebrities, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, along with Kapoor's family members Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor attended the funeral to pay their last respects.
Big B, who had rushed to Kapoor's residence last evening with his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and daughter in law Aishwarya Rai, penned down an emotional post remembering his friend and colleague.
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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan penned down an emotional post remembering the thespian.
Veteran actor Hema Malini, who has worked with Kapoor in films like Do Aur Do Paanch, Kranti, Trishul and Jaaneman among others, also expressed her grief over the loss.
My dear friend & 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!
PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to mourn the death of the veteran actor and recalled his versatility in both films and theatre.
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.
The thespian breathed his last at 5.20 pm at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
Dec 5, 2017 12:21 pm (IST)
The actor-producer took his last breath at 5.20 pm at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He is survived by three children - Kunal, Sanjana and Karan Kapoor.
Dec 5, 2017 12:21 pm (IST)
Best known for his work in films such as Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Namak Halal, Kaala Pathar and Kabhie Kabhie, he had stayed away from the limelight in the last two decades. He had been suffering from ailments for the past few years. He had undergone a bypass surgery and was also hospitalized for a chest infection in 2014.
Dec 5, 2017 12:19 pm (IST)
Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s who immortalised the line "Mere paas Maa hai", died on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 79.
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The actor had been suffering from ailments for the past few years. He had undergone a bypass surgery and was also hospitalised for a chest infection in 2014.
Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s.
His best known performances as a child actor were in Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. He also worked as assistant director in the '50s.
He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra and went on to appear in more than 116 films during '70s and until the mid '80s. A three-time national award winner, he was also honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.