Versatile Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away today in Mumbai, aged 67.
The popular actor had been unwell for a while and was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai.
Fellow actor Amitabh Bachchan shared a post on Twitter and confirmed his death news.
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
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) April 30, 2020
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My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. #rishikapoor
However, according to reports, Rishi Kapoor was battling cancer relapse.
The Bollywood actor returned to India last September as he underwent treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year.
In February, Kapoor was hospitalized twice due to his health issues.
Legendary Rishi Kapoor, who has been quite active on social media, hasn’t posted anything on his Twitter account since April 2.
He was Raj Kapoor‘s third born, after Randhir and later Ritu Nanda, he was older to Reema Jain and Rajeev Kapoor.
Tributes on Social Media:
Number of netizens, Bollywood celebrities and politicians lead tributes to the iconic star Rishi Kapoor and also express condolences to his family.
Demise of a another legend this morning.still can’t believe.whats with this year man.2020 sucks big time.may his soul rest in peace..condolences..#RishiKapoor
— Amit Trivedi (@ItsAmitTrivedi) April 30, 2020
Anguished by the passing away of noted film actor Rishi Kapoor. He carved a special place in the hearts of his fans with his inimitable style and performances. My thoughts are with his family and fans in this hour of grief. Om Shanti.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 30, 2020
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
Deeply anguished to learn about the demise of the legendary #RishiKapoor Ji.
A veteran actor, he essayed a plethora of roles entertaining generations. His invaluable contribution to Indian cinema will never be forgotten. My prayers to the Kapoor family in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/gLYYTFOfiw
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) April 30, 2020
The news of Rishi Kapoor’s death just came a day after versatile actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last in Mumbai leaving the entire Indian cinema shedding tears.
Bollywood’s National Award-winning actor Irfan Khan laid to rest at Mumbai’s Versova cemetery.
The actor hospitalized on April 28 evening and kept in the ICU because of a colon infection where breathed his last at the age of 53. Irfan Khan survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons Babli Khan and Ayan Khan.
The news comes just two days after the actor’s mother Saeda Begum breathed her last on Saturday in Jaipur where she used to stay.