Actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79, Bollywood mourns


Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last today. He was 79. He has been admitted to Mumbai Kokilaben hospital. For a long time, he was suffering from age-related ailments. In his long acting career, Shashi Kapoor has done over 175 movies which included blockbusters films like 'Kabhie Kabhie', 'Deewar', 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' to name a few.

Actor Mohit Marwah took to Twitter to share the news of Shashi Kapoor’s departure# My favourite shashi kapoor rests in peace today  will be remembered always

Shashi Kapoor is third son of Raj Kapoor and the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He was born in Kolkata during the British Raj. The veteran actor is survived by his sons Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and daughter Sanjana Kapoor. He was married to Jennifer Kendal (sister of actress Felicity Kendal).

Bollywood celebrities shocked by the sudden death of the veteran actor. 

Here’s what they tweeted

Raj Babbar#Deeply saddened by the demise of the legend #ShashiKapoor ji. Shall always miss your charm and your greatness. You will live in our hearts for all times to come.

Smriti Irani#Saddened by the demise of legendary actor Shashi Kapoor ji. His contribution to Indian Cinema is monumental. Shashi ji’s passing away marks the end of an era. My deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and fans. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!

Arjun Rampal#So sad to hear the passing of the most charming #ShashiKapoorji, really saddened by this news. Pray for his soul to find peace. Thank him for the amazing memories he gave us all. Condolences to the Kapoor family. #RIP SIR.

Ajay Devgn#You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.

Bipasha Basu#RIP Sir. You will be deeply missed by all #ShashiKapoor

Sonal Chauhan#One of the most handsome and charming men to walk on this planet left us today.#ripshashikapoor

Urmila Matodkar#He will be remembered as the Handsomest of them all n he truly was..but I will always cherish him as the nicest,warmest n most generous of them all..Person’s true character is revealed when he is nice,kind n warm to those whom he absolutely doesn’t Need to..and that was what he was to me as “my first producer” in my first Hindi film as a child artist “Kalyug”.. They don’t make them like him anymore?? RIP Shashi Kapoor

Jaaved Jaaveri#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.

Ritesh Sidhwani#Sad to hear about the passing away of our most charismatic handsome & finest actor #ShashiKapoor. Sir you will always remain in our hearts. RIP

Mika Singh#Extremely sad news that our most favourite, handsome & stylish actor #ShashiKapoor has passed away today. May God bless his soul, RIP. The entire Kapoor family are very good looking but he was most definitely the best looking.

May his soul rest in peace!