Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.
The actor breathed his last at Mumbai’s Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. The actor’s last rites will be performed at Chandanwadi Crematorium in Kalbadevi, Mumbai. And the family will leave for the funeral anytime now.
The actor’s death has left the entire nation in shock. Many of his co-stars, actors, and fans have expressed their sadness and also extended their heartfelt condolences to the grieving family through social media.
Neetu Kapoor shares heartbreaking post
Now, Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu took to her social media and shares a heartbreaking post.
The actress shared a loving picture of her late husband, along with the Kapoor family’s message that was released after Rishi’s sad demise. The post revealed that Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully after his two-year-long fight with leukaemia. It also mentioned that the late actor would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. The message read, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.”
It continued, “He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way.”
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Rishi and Neetu Kapoor were married for 40 years. They tied the knot on January 22, 1980.
Rishi returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, Kapoor was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.
He was first admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At the time, Kapoor had said that he was suffering from an “infection”.
The actor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima.
May his soul rest in peace!