Bollywood’s heartthrob actor of 70s and the one who acclaimed National Award, Rishi Kapoor, passed away on Thursday, April 30, at Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and actor, Neetu Kapoor, his son Ranbir Kapoor (actor), and his daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahani (designer).
The ailing actor was hospitalized on Wednesday, April 29, the morning after he complained he was feeling sick. His hospitalization was confirmed by his elder brother Randhir Kapoor to the media house. Randhir Kapoor added saying that he had cancer and did not feel well and so was admitted. He is stable now. Rishi Kapoor belonged to a dynasty where that spans several generations—starting from his father Raj Kapoor, who was among India’s most revered filmmakers and actors.
Rishi Kapoor spent almost last year in New York treating the problem of cancer and returned to Mumbai last year in September 2019. In this year, Rishi Kapoor was taken to hospital twice, first in New Delhi in February, where he was attending an event and later in Mumbai. After he got hospitalized in Delhi, he tweeted denoting his fans, friends, and family thanking them for their concern.
Dear family,friends,foes and followers. I have been overwhelmed by all your concern about my health.Thank you. I have been filming in Delhi past 18 days and because of the Pollution and my low count of neutrophils, I caught an infection whereby I had to be hospitalized. (1)…..
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 4, 2020
Bollywood Actors and Politicians paid him the Tribute on Social Media.
This news is the film fraternity’s second loss in as many days as Irrfan Khan was claimed by cancer yesterday on April 29. Several personalities took to social media to pay tribute to the legendary and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor’s long time friend and co-star Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news by denoting that he was destroyed. Rishi Kapoor and Big B starred together in movies like Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Coolie, Naseeb, and then later in 2018, they reunited for 102 Not Out.
— NDTV (@ndtv) April 30, 2020
Along with Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, actor Riteish Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, cricketer Harbhajan Turbanator, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Politician Rahul Gandhi also paid tribute to the legend, Rishi Kapoor.
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
Am devastated, heartbroken… King of charm, King of Romance, the legendary actor Rishi ji just said ‘pack-up’. Not fair Sir, you said we will do a film together…. just not fair. pic.twitter.com/EJjJnuSThW
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 30, 2020
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 30, 2020
The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor began his career by playing roles in his father’s films. As a child, he played a role in the movie Shree 420 song Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua. He also played a role in superhit movie Mera Naam Joker in 1970 in which he won National Award for Best Child Artist for his acting. Three years later, he made his debut in Bobby as a leading actor.