Shashi Kapoor passes away; Narendra Modi, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar and more react on Twitter
Veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor passed away on 4 December in Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai at the age of 79. The romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s — Shashi was hospitalised and breathed his last at 5:20 pm today, after having battled a prolonged illness.
Shashi Kapoor was a member of the famous Kapoor clan of Bollywood. Born in Kolkata, Shashi was the third and the youngest son of late Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Shashi, his father and his brothers were all equally celebrated in the world of Hindi cinema.
Shashi began his acting career in the 1940s where he first appeared on screen as a child artiste. Some of his most famous roles were the 1975 and 1982 movies Deewar and Namak Halal respectively. Shashi was a major contributor to Hindi cinema, much like his father and brothers. He was also touted as one of the first actors to venture into foreign films, with films like The Householder and Shakespeare Wallah under his belt.
His death has left the entire Hindi film industry shaken and in mourning. Several prominent personalities took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences for the Kapoor family.
Here are a few of the heartfelt messages:
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
Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
His contribution to this industry will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Shashi Kapoor ji you will be missed always. 🙏🏻
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) 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
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
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 4, 2017
Saddened by the demise of legendary actor Shashi Kapoor ji. His contribution to Indian Cinema is monumental. Shashi ji’s passing away marks the end of an era. My deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and fans. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti! — Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 4, 2017
Saddened at his passing away. Shashi Kapoor a legend and actor will be remembered for generations for his great work in cinema — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 4, 2017
#ShashiKapoor had so much grace, vision & beauty. I will never forget the humanity he brought to Vijay Khanna in Kabhi Kabhie and the intensity of Javed Khan in Junoon. RIP
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) December 4, 2017
Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star #ShashiKapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films...and precious memories.. 😭 RIP Shashi-ji.
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) December 4, 2017
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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2017 20:34:44 IST