NEW DELHI: 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 May 30, 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 April 29, 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.
Several other cinematic personalities with whom Kapoor enjoyed a close relationship also paid tribute to the legendary actor.
Akshay Kumar, who played the role of Kapoor’s son in ‘Patiala House’, paid tribute on Twitter.
A heartbroken and devastated Riteish Deshmukh called Kapoor’s demise “not fair.”
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.
Politician Rahul Gandhi called it a terrible week.
He said that the ‘102 Not Out’ star ‘will be greatly missed’.
Incidentally, Kapoor, who is an avid Twitter user with over 3.5 million followers, had not posted anything after April 2.