Another Legend Rishi Kapoor Passes Away 2 Huge Bollywood Losses
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who has had a glorious career in the world of Hindi cinema spanning over four decades, passed away 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 ailing for a while. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2018, he underwent treatment in New York for almost a year. In September 2019, he returned to India but was rarely seen in public since.
On Wednesday morning, the actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of uneasiness.
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.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan announces on Twitter that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. pic.twitter.com/pwc7Pht68k— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2020
Several other cinematic personalities with whom Kapoor enjoyed a close relationship also paid tribute to the legendary actor.
Film-maker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari remembered him as “a beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor.”
Dear Universe, Please find a way to get us out of this adversity.A beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor is gone. You will be fondly remembered #RishiKapoor Sir 🙏🏽— Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) April 30, 2020
Akshay Kumar, who played the role of Kapoor’s son in ‘Patiala House’, paid tribute on Twitter.
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
A heartbroken and devastated Riteish Deshmukh called Kapoor’s demise “not fair.”
Am devastated, heartbroken… King of charm, King of Romance, the legendary actor Rishi ji just said ‘pack-up’. Not fair Sir, you said we will do a film together…. just not fair. pic.twitter.com/EJjJnuSThW— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 30, 2020
Former cricketer Harbhajan Turbanator said he woke up with the sad news.
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.
The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 30, 2020
Politician Rahul Gandhi called it a terrible week. He said that the ‘102 Not Out’ star ‘will be greatly missed’.
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