Shashi Kapoor passes away aged 79
“Mr. Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on 4th December at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” said Dr. Ram Narain
Born in 1938, brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor— carried forward the legacy of his father, the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor started his career in 1961 from the film Dharmputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi films. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
People took to Twitter to condole his death.
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
I feel a part of me is gone. A great actor, smart, cosmopolitan, impossibly handsome & w/a name that was often confused w/mine. (My office got two calls from journalists today about my reportedly serious ill-health!) I will miss #ShashiKapoor. Condolences2his family&all his fans pic.twitter.com/fSz3jafPZJ
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 4, 2017
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 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
The actor, who had been ill for a while, is survived by his three children Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor