A day after the sudden demise of Irrfan Khan, we got another shocking news this morning. Bollywood veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, yesterday after he complained of breathing difficulties, passed away on Thursday morning. Rishi’s brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news.
In 2018, the 67-year-old actor was diagnosed with leukemia (a type of blood cancer), following which the actor went through an year long treatment in New York. He returned to India on September 2019 post recovery. Earlier this year, he had to be hospitalized again after being diagnosed with an infection.
And yesterday again, Rishi Kapoor was rushed to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai after experiencing breathing issues.
Rishi Kapoor, son of Indian cinema legend Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor, had played leading roles in more than 90 films between 1973 and 2000, of which 36 were blockbuster hits. In his career, Rishi Kapoor played prominent roles in superhit films like ‘Khel Khel Mein’, ‘Amar, Akbar and Anthony’, ‘Karz’, ‘Laila Majnu’,’ Saagar’, ‘Nagina’, ‘Hum Kisise Kum Naheen’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Do Dooni Chaar (2011)’, ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’.
Rishi Kapoor had won several accolades for his artwork, including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ and the National Film Award for his debut role as a junior artist in Raj Kapoor’s ‘Mera Naam Joker (1970)’.
After the news of his demise came to the fore, people from all walks of life flooded twitter with condolence messages for the legendary actor.
Here are some big names who expressed their grief after learning about Kapoor’s death.
Heartbroken … Rest In Peace … my dearest friend #RishiKapoor
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2020
This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace 😟💔
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020
Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.
My heartfelt condolences to Neetu ji, Ranbir and the whole Kapoor family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MItdmmSnVz
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020
Cant believe it. Chintu ji @chintskap. (Mr.Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 30, 2020
We have lost one of the greats today. An amazing actor, a wonderful human being, and 100% a child of Cinema.
Thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.
Thank you for being the actor and human being that you were.
You will be badly missed Rishiji.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 30, 2020
Rest in peace chintu sirrr, kaha suna maaf , strength , peace n light to family n friends…
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 30, 2020
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 30, 2020
Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor. He entertained several generations of Indians throughout his career. What a terrible loss.. My condolences to the grieving family. May God bless his soul.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 30, 2020
Anguished by the passing away of noted film actor Rishi Kapoor. He carved a special place in the hearts of his fans with his inimitable style and performances. My thoughts are with his family and fans in this hour of grief. Om Shanti.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 30, 2020
Saddened by the sudden demise of #RishiKapoor who left a profound imprint on Bollywood by his versatile acting. Have grown up watching many of his films since my student days.
A great loss to the world of creativity.
My sincere condolences!
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) April 30, 2020
Saddened to know about the sad demise of veteren actor Rishi Kapoor. Indian film industry has lost a versatile and charismatic actor. My sincere condolences to Kapoor family.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) April 30, 2020