Actor Rishi Kapoor has died after a two-year battle with cancer, reported Hindustan Times.
The actor, who had charmed his way into millions of hearts with his scintillating debut in 1973’s ‘Bobby‘, had been ailing for a while. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2018, he underwent treatment in New York for almost a year. In September 2019, he returned to India but was rarely seen in public since.
He was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday (April 29) after having breathing difficulties. Today (April 30), he passed away Neetu Kapoor his wife was by his side when it happened, reports says….
Actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted the news, which comes a day after the news of his co-star in multiple films, Irrfan Khan’s death. He wrote, “Rishi Kapoor… gone… passed away. I am destroyed !”. The tweet was deleted soon after.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan announces on Twitter that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. pic.twitter.com/pwc7Pht68k
— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2020
Several other movie personalities with whom Kapoor enjoyed a close relationship also paid tribute to the legendary actor
Film-maker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari remembered him as “a beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor.”
Dear Universe, Please find a way to get us out of this adversity.A beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor is gone. You will be fondly remembered #RishiKapoor Sir 🙏🏽
— Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) April 30, 2020
Akshay Kumar, who played the role of Kapoor’s son in ‘Patiala House’, paid tribute on Twitter.
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
Riteish Deshmukh is also devastated and heartbroken by sudden demise of King Of Charm,King Of Romance as he describes him.
Am devastated, heartbroken… King of charm, King of Romance, the legendary actor Rishi ji just said ‘pack-up’. Not fair Sir, you said we will do a film together…. just not fair. pic.twitter.com/EJjJnuSThW
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 30, 2020