Modi, Bollywood Mourns Demise Of India’s Sweetheart Rishi Kapoor

MUMBAI || Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a sad nation on Wednesday in paying rich tributes to veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor who died at a Mumbai hospital at 8:45 am on Wednesday.

Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti“, the prime minister Tweeted.

Kapoor, the son of Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor, was battling blood cancer for more than two years and had been in New York for more than a year. He had endeared himself to generations of cine-lovers in India and across the globe. His successful movies included Bobby, Amar Akbar Anthony, Chandni.

In a statement, his bereaved family said that the actor “remained jovial” and “kept doctors entertained till the end.” Rishi Kapoor, who was famously fond of life, “would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears,” The family have also appealed that lockdown rules be respected by Mr Kapoor’s fans and well-wishers. Read the full statement here.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who worked with Rishi ‘Chintu’ Kapoor, took to Twitter to break the news of his passing away. He said, “I am destroyed..he is gone!” Kapoor, also essayed the role of Akbar, in the Manmohan Desai film ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ where he sang the eternally famous song, “Shirdi Waale Sai Baba”…

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