Belonging to the Hindi film industry's first family, veteran actoe Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Monday, at the age of 79. “Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” said Dr Ram Narain, Executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
He had been admitted for a chest infection treatment
The Bollywood legend had struggled from the same condition in 2014, post his bypass surgery. Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons, Karan and Kunal Kapoor. His wife, Jennifer Kendal passed away in 1984 due to cancer.
Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi began his career with the 1861 film Dharmputra. Later he went on to appear in 116 Hinidi films. The actor was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honour, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.
The industry is taken by shock, and we're all still recovering from this sad news. RIP sir, you're memories and works will live on forever.