After a two-year-long battle with cancer, actor Rishi Kapoor died at the age of 67 at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai with wife Neetu Kapoor by his side.
The news of his death was shared by his colleague and veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter.
T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
Politician Rahul Gandhi also tweeted the same.
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
“It’s true that he has been admitted to the hospital. He is in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was not keeping well and had some problem, so we admitted him early this morning,” Kapoor’s elder brother Randhir Kapoor had said on Wednesday evening, according to Hindustan Times. On being asked if it was an emergency situation, he had added: “That’s why he has gone to the hospital. But I know that he will be alright. Neetu (Kapoor) is by his side.”
Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and had flown to New York to receive treatment for the same. Following his recovery, the veteran actor had returned to India.
The second son of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, Kapoor made his debut opposite Dimple Kapadia in Bobby which was a runaway hit. He went on to star in iconic films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol, Kapoor & Sons, Mulk and many more.
It was also recently announced that he would be starring in the Bollywood remake of the Hollywood film, The Intern opposite actress Deepika Padukone.
(Header credits: @RishiKapoorFC1 on Twitter)