Shashi Kapoor passes away: Funeral on Tuesday morning, says Randhir Kapoor

  • Shashi Kapoor passes away: Funeral on Tuesday morning, says Randhir Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor passes away: Funeral on Tuesday morning, says Randhir Kapoor

While mourning the death of Shashi Kapoor, Shashi Tharoor also said he received calls from reporters who inquired about his health after people confused the death of the legendary actor with him.

Two minutes silence was observed at Delhi International Film Festival to pay homage to the veteran actor on his demise.

Shashi Kapoor is best remembered now for his acting in Deewar, Namak Halal, Trishul, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Shaan to name a few. "He had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years", his nephew Randhir Kapoor, the son of the late Raj Kapoor, told PTI. He also appeared in a handful of British and American films produced by Merchant Ivory Productions, run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.

A recepient of the the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement and the prestigious Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema, the veteran of over 100 films, was one of the finest actors of Bollywood who had performed an array of roles. After Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor, he was the third member of the Kapoor legacy to be honoured with the highest award in Indian Cinema. He is survived by three children - Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor- and the Kapoor family, the film dynasty of Bollywood. He had started appearing on stage from the age of four, while starting to work in Bollywood films in early 1940s.

Shahsi Kapoor's first film in the lead role was the 1961 film Dharmputra.

The English-language films Kapoor acted in include The Householder (1963) and Shakespeare-Wallah (1965) by Merchant Ivory Productions. Mr Kumar in his condolence message said that Mr Kapoor's death had left a great void in the cinema world, which would be hard to fill.

Bachchan and he became a team, acting in eight films together including the huge hit Kabhi Kabhie (1976).