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Shashi Kapoor dead: Bollywood star dies aged 79

Legendary actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, died on Monday (04.12.17) at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 79.

“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 in a message.

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

“He has passed away,” Randhir told.

Messages have been pouring in on Twitter. President Kovind has tweeted, as has Karan Johar and others from Bollywood.

भारतीय और अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्मों के लिए सुप्रसिद्ध, अभिनेता शशि कपूर के निधन के बारे में जान कर बहुत दुख हुआ। सार्थक सिनेमा को उनका योगदान और भारतीय रंगमंच को शक्ति देने में उनकी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका हमेशा याद की जाएगी। उनके परिवार के प्रति मेरी शोक संवेदनाएं —राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017

#RIPShashiKapoor …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… pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017

Actress Simi Garewal tweeted: “Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star ShashiKapoor. 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.. ?? RIP Shashi-ji.”

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Taran Adarsh, film critic and business analyst, tweeted: “ShashiKapoor ji is no more… An era comes to an end… Thoughts and prayers with the family… RIP.”

Third and the youngest son of late Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi underwent a cataract surgery in 2012.

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Married to Anglo-Indian theatre actress Jennifer Kendal, Shashi had three children — Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.

Shashi made his debut with Yash Chopra’s “Dharamputra” in 1961.

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