You Won’t Be Forgotten: Tributes Pour In As Veteran Actor Shashi Kapoor Passes Away At 79
Shashi Kapoor breathed his last at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, and we are all mourning the death of a fine actor who left a legacy of some wonderful films. He is well remembered for some memorable performances in films like Deewaar and Kabhie Kabhie, as well as international films like In Custody and Shakespeare Wallah.
It’s a huge loss for the film fraternity, and tributes have been pouring on Twitter from most of the celebrities.
Out of all the tributes that have poured in, the most emotional seems to be from Amitabh Bachchan who blogged about his friend and co-actor. Such was his love for his friend, that he couldn’t stand to see him in the state that he was while he was ailing.
“He had been ailing .. somewhere he had let himself go after the passing away of his dear wife Jennifer .. I had visited him on occasion in Hospital during some of the times he had been hospitalised earlier .. but I never went to see him again .. I would never have .. I never ever wanted to see this beautiful friend and ‘samdhi’ in the state I saw him in hospital ..
…. and I did not today, when they informed me that he had gone …,” wrote Bachchan.
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 4, 2017
Let’s take a look at some other celebrities who paid their tributes.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) December 4, 2017
My heart is broken. My all time favourite actor, the man with the most charming and kind smile has passed away. Will always remember the twinkle in his eye each time we met… #RIPShashiKapoor
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) 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
Handsome is that handsome does…..
He was. He did. He lives on……#RIPShashiKapoor
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor Ji was such an icon! An inspiration and reference point for all aspiring actors! This is truly an end of an era.. Deeply saddened by this news. Thank you sir for giving us your magic at the movies. #RIPShashiKapoor
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) 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
#RIPShashiKapoor . The man who made nice look so so cool. U will always be remembered.
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) December 4, 2017
Deeply saddened by the loss of Shashi Kapoor ji. An icon & inspiration loved by so many..you will be missed & will be in our hearts always.. #RIPShashiKapoor
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) December 5, 2017
Goodbye Shashi. God does take away the very best early #RIPShashiKapoor
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) December 4, 2017
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
We hope his soul rests in peace.