Legendary actor, Shashi Kapoor breathed his last on December 4, 2017 , Monday in Mumbai. Actor Randhir Kapoor, son of veteran actor Raj Kapoor, confirmed the news. "Yes he has passed away. He had kidney problem since several years. He was on dialysis for several years," Randhir Kapoor said. He said Shashi Kapoor died at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, he said.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar mourning the death of the legendary actor shared an emotional message on his twitter account. He wrote, ‘’#RIPShashiKapoor ...the most charming and enigmatic actor ever...a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional...thoughts and prayers with the family....his work will always live on...’’
#RIPShashiKapoor ...the most charming and enigmatic actor ever...a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional...thoughts and prayers with the family....his work will always live on... pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017
Stand-up comedian Ali Asgar wrote, ''End of an era ..RIP Shashi Sir.''
End of an era ..RIP Shashi Sir 🌹 pic.twitter.com/1jvSX4Paio— Ali Asgar (@kingaliasgar) December 4, 2017
Actress Shabana Azmi also shared a old pic of Shashi Kapoor and wrote, ''We will miss you ...''
We will miss you ... pic.twitter.com/ZMGoFk0DCM— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 4, 2017
Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar wrote an emotional message on her twitter account for Shashi Kapoor which read as, ''Mujhe abhi pata chala ki guni Abhineta Shashi Kapoor ji ka aaj swargwas hua .Ye sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua, wo ek bahut bhale insaan the. Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.'' Here's how other celebrities paid tribute to the iconic actor.
Shashi Kapoor's versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2017
One of my favourites passed away today. A handsome charming gentleman who entertained us for 40+ years. His endearing smile will be embedded in my memories.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) December 4, 2017
RIP #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/wXM0YSoQ45
Oh no! Remember #ShashiKapoor as someone who always laughed and was happy in his movies. If you can spread joy, you have lived a good life.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 4, 2017
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
Sad to hear about noted actor, producer #ShashiKapoor ji‘s demise.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) December 4, 2017
His contribution in Hindi film industry will be remembered forever.
My deepest condolences to his family, friends and millions of fans.
Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) December 4, 2017
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
Condolences on the sad demise of veteran actor #ShashiKapoor ji. He was a towering personality of the silver screen & known for his impeccable acting across the world. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in peace.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) December 4, 2017