Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor no more!

  • Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor no more!
04-12-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last today evening at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. He was 79 years old.

Shashi Kapoor’s nephew, actor Randhir Kapoor was reported as saying that the legendary actor had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis while being wheelchair ridden for years. "Yes he has passed away 5.20 PM. He had kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years," Randhir Kapoor added.

Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late ‘40s.

He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra and went on to appear in more than 116 films during ‘70s and until the mid ‘80s. Some of his memorable films include Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Namak Halal, Kaala Pathar and others.

He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.

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