Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last at Kolkilaben Ambani Hospital yesterday around 5.20 pm. he 79-year-old actor passed away after a prolonged illness.
Shashi Kapoor had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis. Mr Kapoor had been in a wheelchair for years.
The veteran actor’s sudden demise was a huge shock for his family and his industry colleagues.
The actor’s funeral done with state honors. The legend was honoured with 3-Gun Salute. The actor’s body was wrapped in a tricolor and people bids adieu to the actor.
The last rites of the actor held at Santacruz crematorium. Many Bollywood celebrities arrived for the last rites of the yesteryear superstar to pay tribute to him.
The actor who was born in 1938 is survived by three children. They are Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.
Recently, we came across the last picture of the late actor with the entire family. Karisma Kapoor shared adorable picture of the entire family on the Christmas last year, with the caption, ” The family that eats together stays together ❤️ “
There is a ritual of the Kapoor Family where Shashi Kapoor arranges a Christmas bash at his house every year.
The picture shows Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, and others, except Kareena Kapoor Khan and husband Saif Ali Khan, as they had been blessed with baby Taimur on December 20.
The third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in 1961, as the lead actor, in the film Dharamputra. He began his career as a child artiste in the 1940s. He took on the name ‘Shashiraj’ for his roles in commercial films back in the 40s, instead of using his own name because there was another Shashi Kapoor, a child artiste, who was best known for his roles in mythological films.
Through the 1970s and 80s, Shashi Kapoor rose to stardom with films like Sharmilee, Kabhi Kabhie, Pighalta Aasmaan, etc.