Veteran bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

December 4, 2017 19:01 PM Agencies


KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Veteran bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor has passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79.

The bollywood legend was admitted to Mumbai-based Kokilaben Ambani Hospital on Sunday night, reportedly for a chest infection treatment. The actor struggled with the condition even in 2014, post his bypass surgery. 

Actor and nephew Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news through his tweet. He said, ”Shashi Kapoor passed away at 5.15 pm. We all very sad about it. He had kidney problems.” 

Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal and Karan. 

Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi films. He was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honor, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.

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