Shashi Kapoor breathed his last at Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai on Monday evening.
Iconic Actor and film-maker Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Monday evening at the age of 79.
Randhir Kapoor told PTI, “Yes he has passed away. He had kidney problem since several years. He was on dialysis for several years.”
The news of Shashi Kapoor’s sad demise has shattered the entire nation. Not just Bollywood but entire nation is grieving for the loss of Bollywood’s iconic hero. In his era of acting, Shashi Kapoor was one of the most charming, talented and respected actor.
Dr Ram Narain, Kokilaben Hospital’s executive director said, “Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.”
Since past few weeks, Shashi Kapoor was not keeping well due to chest infection. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday night and was undergoing treatment. He was also suffering from kidney ailment for several years and had been on dialysis.
Shashi Kapoor was the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry. He was a follow family member of Bollywood Film dynasty.
Shahshi Kapoor is survived by his two sons Kunal and Karan and, a daughter Sanjana Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor acted in mor than 100 films, debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra. Shashi Kapoor was also felicitated with Padma Bhushan award in 2011 followed by Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015. He became the third family member in Kapoor’s clan to be honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.
Political leaders PM Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Smriti Irani and President Kovind mourned over the death of Shashi Kapoor. Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, Bollywood celebs Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn -Kajol, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, among others expressed their condolences.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2017
Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017
Saddened at his passing away. Shashi Kapoor a legend and actor will be remembered for generations for his great work in cinema
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 4, 2017
Saddened by the demise of legendary actor Shashi Kapoor ji. His contribution to Indian Cinema is monumental. Shashi ji’s passing away marks the end of an era. My deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and fans. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 4, 2017
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) December 4, 2017
One of my favourites passed away today. A handsome charming gentleman who entertained us for 40+ years. His endearing smile will be embedded in my memories.
RIP #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/wXM0YSoQ45
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) December 4, 2017
As the skies burst and it begins to rain in this part of Mumbai. My heart is filled with deep gratitude. Thank you Sir ! You touched our lives only the way you could have . ??? pic.twitter.com/IzRvKDOXM9
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 4, 2017
His contribution to this industry will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Shashi Kapoor ji you will be missed always. ??
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) December 4, 2017
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
#RIPShashiKapoor . The man who made nice look so so cool. U will always be remembered.
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) December 4, 2017
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor a hansome hero a daring producer a father figure to a lot of us struggling actors in the early eighties ,he and his gracious wife Jennifer gave us Prithvi theatre a haven for artists. May your gentle soul rest in eternal peace. Om Shanti
— Alok Nath (@aloknath) December 4, 2017
Rest in Peace Mr. Shashi Kapoor? A celebrated Actor who always exuded kindness & love with great generosity!!! My respect & condolences to the family!!! Godspeed? pic.twitter.com/ZWuP27DOdX
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) December 4, 2017
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 4, 2017
Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star #ShashiKapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films…and precious memories.. ? RIP Shashi-ji.
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) December 4, 2017
Deeply saddened.Handsomest fine actor,brought style/class in the industry,dimpled smile shall always remain in our hearts.#RIPShashiKapoor ?
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) December 4, 2017
#RIPShashiKapoor …the most charming and enigmatic actor ever…a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional…thoughts and prayers with the family….his work will always live on… pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017
We will miss you … pic.twitter.com/ZMGoFk0DCM
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 4, 2017
An era of great cinema belongs to you and will always do so. RIP respected #ShashiKapoor Ji.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 4, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 4, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 4, 2017
Whole Bollywood fraternity and Indian Film industry is mourning over the death of Shashi Kapoor on Twitter.
Brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed Shashi Kapoor’s funeral to be held on Tuesday morning.