Top Stories

Veteran Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79


Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS): Veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, hailed as the "most charming, enigmatic actor" and "brave producer" by his fraternity members, died at a hospital here on Monday.

The romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s was 79. The cause of death was not immediately known but the news came after a period of hospitalisation at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

"Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 p.m. on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital, here," Dr Ram Narain, Executive Director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, told IANS in a message.

Shashi Kapoor's nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor too confirmed the news.

"He has passed away," Randhir told IANS.

Shashi Kapoor made his debut with Yash Chopra's "Dharamputra" in 1961. He appeared in over 150 movies -- and 148 in Hindi and 12 in English like "The Householder" and "Shakespeare-Wallah".

Actress-politician Hema Malini, who featured with him in about 14 films like "Abhinetri" and "Trishul", tweeted: "My dear friend and co-star of many successful movies - Shashi Kapoor, is no more. He leaves behind many pleasant memories of the camaraderie we shared on the sets during our shooting schedules. RIP dear friend. I will surely miss you."

His "Siddhartha" co-star Simi Garewal was also deeply saddened by Shashi Kapoor's passing away.

"The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone. All that remains are his films and precious memories."

Shashi Kapoor, who underwent cataract surgery in 2012, was the third and the youngest son of late actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Kapoor.

He was the last one of the second generation of the illustrious Kapoor family to pass away. His brother Raj Kapoor died in June 1988 and Shammi Kapoor breathed his last in August 2011.

He and wife, an English theatre actress, Jennifer Kendal, who died in September 1984, had three children -- Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.

While Shashi Kapoor often shared screen space with actresses, including Sharmila Tagore, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Zeenat Aman and Rakhee, he also worked with Kendal in films like "Junoon" and "Bombay Talkie".

Veteran actor Raj Babbar also paid his tribute by saying: "Deeply saddened by the demise of the legend Shashi Kapoorji. Shall always miss your charm and your greatness. You will live in our hearts for all times to come."

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar tweeted: "I am extremely sad about Shashi Kapoor's demise. He was very nice human being. RIP."

Actors Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn, along with filmmakers Karan Johar, Hansal Mehta and Vivek Agnihotri poured their heart out and remembered him on Twitter.

Apart from showing his romantic side in films like "Sharmilee", "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" and "Kabhi Kabhie", Shashi also starred in unconventional movies like "In Custody", "Siddhartha" and "Utsav".

He also went behind the camera with films like "Junoon", "Vijeta" and "36 Chowringhee Lane" as a producer. Later, he made his directorial debut in 1991 with "Ajooba".

Among his numerous achievements, he was honoured with awards like Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan.

Comment on this article

  • Theresa Lobo, Mukamar,Sharjah - U.A.E.

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Great Actor. Handsome Hero. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Great hero we lost which is quite unfortunate.May his soul rest in peace

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Handsome dimple boy of yester years,
    Charming personality of those days,
    Always wearing 'A Million Dollar smile'
    Being admired by multitudes for his acting style
    He suffered a lot during the last days due to old age.
    We can only express our heartfelt sympathies & homage
    Famous dialogue of Diwar movie:-
    Amitabh:
    Mere paas gaadi, hai Bungla hai
    Tumahar a paas kay hai
    Sashi:
    Mere paas meri Maa hai
    R.I.P.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Manju, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Nice comment

    Reply Report Abuse

  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    You three brothers, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor anf Shashi kapoor (You) have different identity for your acting skill and style. You are so handsome, decent and a gentleman. I loved to see your movies with yesteryears heroines. RIP

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Roshan S, Moodbidri, NJ

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Today we lost a very precious gift. We watched Shashi Kapoor movies in our childhood, youth and middle age. He was very much part of our life and now he is gone.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    May his soul rest in Peace.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Jessy Pinto, Jessy Pinto

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    RIP . You are the most handsome, ever charming and a very good human being . May your soul rest in peace. Amen

    Reply Report Abuse

  • SMR, karkala

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, who appeared in over 100 feature films, a prolific actor, Kapoor was known for his versatility as an artist as he managed to strike a balance between the arthouse and the more mainstream fare. He was also known for his work in theatre as he helped found the iconic Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai.
    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.
    "You'll be missed by all"

    Jai Hind

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Chris emmanuel, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    He was perhaps the most charming actors of his generation. He was only actor to have caught attention in the west through his theatre acts and his extremely endearing looks. Must hv had some italian blood in him! What makes him so unfading even after his demise - is his tune filled mellow voice. It seemed like he was humming in that immortal line in Deewar - ' Mere pass ma hein'. Very few leading stars of his time were gifted as much as Shashi Kapoor.

    Although - he had a sucessful career - he was broken in inside after the sudden death of his wife Jeniffer Kendall. He took to smoking and drinking and became recluse. By the early 1980s - shashi kapoor was a different man both in traits and in mind.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Charles Saldanha, Malad Malwani

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    A great Actor with charming smile.Deewar the movie in which he acted was a smash hit. A great loss to film industry.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Stanislaus, mumbai/Dubai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    He was my favroite actor

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Stany D'Souza, Mumbai / Bondel

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Veteran actor par excellence. May his sou rest in peace.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    May his soul rest in peace
    One of my favorite person.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • RJC Dsouza, Karkala/ Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Handsome & versatile actor. Any role he would play with poise & ease. Bollywood would miss him
    We would miss him too.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai Maharashtra

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    i had a opportunity to meet him at my bank( BOB) in Malabar hill branch mumbai where he had a locker facility. occasionally he with son kunal has to visit our bank. he was earlier staying at ATLAS building at malabhar hill and then shifted Prithvi at juhu mumbai. A gentleman , handsome and disciplined actor. RI P.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Great versatile and handsome actor Shashi Kapoor is no more. May his soul rest in eternal peace. The whole world will miss him and his acting in films when a child as well as young.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Gladys Ashok Monteiro, Valencia. / Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    May his soul rest in peace,he was very fond of my dads FOOD, I have unfortunately memories,

    R I P

    Gladys Ashok Monteiro
    Valencia / Kuwait

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Gladys VV Noronha, Capitanio/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    RIP sir. Probably the most charming , energetic , handsome and good looking cine star of 60's and 70's . My husband VV's favourite !!!! His legacy in theatre and film exceptional. His work always live on. Ek rastaa hai zindagi , tham gaye tho kuch nahi. RIP sir.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Great actor. All will remember him always. RIP.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    RIP... sir

    shockingly Feels at this moment " life is very short"

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    He missed his wife Jennifer & after her death he was fully broken up.
    RIP the most Handsome Hero of Bollywood ...

    Reply Report Abuse

  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    He was a real Romantic Hero for me during my college days . Deeply shocked .

    Reply Report Abuse

  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    A great actor...RIP sir.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Jembar Bappu, BAJPE

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Remarkable roles in "Deewar, Junoon and In Custody. Condolences t Kunal, Karan and Sanjana. The last scion of old kapoor' scions no more

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Most charming actor of his time. RIP Shashiji.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    RIP sir..Deewar and trishul are best movies of veteran actor shashi Kapoor

    Reply Report Abuse

  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Shashiji you'll remain as one of the great actors Bollywood has ever produced. " Mera pass Maa hai " . Though a film dialogue but His expression would be appreciated by all Moms . R.I.P Sir ..

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    RIP......Film Industry's most handsome guy.

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    RIP Shashi Kapoor
    A great actor

    Reply Report Abuse

  • Shirish, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Great Actor,
    May his soul rest in peace.

    Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title : Veteran Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image