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Legendary Indian actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Legendary Indian actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
Veteran Bollywood actor and producer, Shashi Kapoor Collected

He had acted in over 175 films, and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2015

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer, Shashi Kapoor, died on Monday evening at the age of 79.

His nephew, Mohit Marwah confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday evening. “My favourite Shashi Kapoor rests in peace today. Will be remembered always,” he tweeted.

Kapoor had been unwell for quite some time, who had been admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

Born in 1938 Kolkata, Kapoor as the third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, and the third brother to actors Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor.

He had acted in over 175 films, and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2015.

The veteran actor made his Bollywood debut back in 1961, as the lead actor in the film “Dharmputra.”

Kapoor acted in more than a hundred films, of which he played the solo lead in 61.

Known for his work in films such as “Deewar,” “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” and “Kabhie Kabhie,” the 79-year-old had stayed away from the limelight for the last two decades.

He had been suffering from ailments for the past few years. He had also undergone a bypass surgery and was also hospitalised for a chest infection back in 2014.

He is survived by three children – Kunal, Sanjana and Karan Kapoor.

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