Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last today at 8:45 am after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was admitted to Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai.
The news of his demise was confirmed by veteran actor and dear friend Amitabh Bachchan.He took to his Twitter account and wrote, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”
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.
Salman Khan says ‘Kaha Suna Maaf’
A while ago, Salman Khan also took to his Twitter account and mourned the demise of Rishi. He even said sorry for everything as he wrote, “Rest in peace chintu sirrr,kaha suna maaf , strength , peace n light to family n friends…”
Rest in peace chintu sirrr, kaha suna maaf , strength , peace n light to family n friends…
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor and Salman Khan had worked together in films like ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’ where they played father-son. The movie didn’t fare too well at the box-office, but their on-screen chemistry was loved by all.
In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.
In February, Kapoor was hospitalized 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”. After his return to Mumbai, he was again admitted to a hospital with viral fever. He was discharged soon after.
The actor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima.
May his soul rest in peace!