Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor Passed Away at the Age of 67


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.

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.

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.

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.

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