Legendary Actor Rishi Kapoor Breathes His Last in Mumbai
Rishi Kapoor, actor who won legion of fans with 'Bobby' & 'Chandni', passes away in Mumbai after a long battle with “Cancer”. Film fraternity mourns his death.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who has had a glamorous career in Hindi cinema spanning over four decades, breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday morning. He was 67.
The actor, who had charmed his way into millions of hearts with his scintillating debut in 1973's 'Bobby', had been battling with cancer since 2018, he underwent treatment in New York for almost a year. In September 2019, he returned to India but was seldom seen in public since.
On Wednesday morning, the actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of discomfort.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to mourn the death of his co-star in multiple films. He wrote, "Rishi Kapoor... gone... passed away. I am destroyed !". The tweet was deleted soon after.
Several other celebrities and famous personalities with whom Kapoor enjoyed a close relationship also paid tribute to the legendary actor.
A heartbroken and devastated Riteish Deshmukh called Kapoor's demise "not fair."
Former cricketer Harbhajan Turbanator said he woke up with the sad news.
Akshay Kumar, who played the role of Kapoor's son in 'Patiala House', paid tribute on Twitter.
Politician Rahul Gandhi called it a terrible week. He said that the '102 Not Out' star 'will be greatly missed'.
Calling him a good human being, Prakash Javdekar - Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and Information & Broadcasting - expressed shock over the actor's sudden demise.
Incidentally, Kapoor, who is an avid Twitter user with over 3.5 million followers, had not posted anything after April 2.
Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan shared screen space in D-Day. Two very diverse acting styles, and yet both iconic performers. Rest in peace...