Terrible Week For India: Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor Dies At The Age Of 67, Amitabh Bachchan Write “I Am Devastated”.

India Mourns The Death Of A Legend: Rishi Kapoor Leaves Us After Battling Cancer

Highlights:

  • Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor dies at the age of 67
  • He returned to India in September after getting treatment for cancer in the US
  • Whole Bollywood industry is devastated by the news

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died at the age of 67 just one day after another Bollywood’s great actor Irrfan Khan died in Mumbai and drew deep condolences from people from the film fraternity and leaders.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan who co-starred in many movies with him including 102 Not Out and Amar Akbar Anthony was amongst the first ones to have tweeted on his demise and wrote, “ “He’s GONE…. ! Rishi Kapoor… gone… just passed away.. I am destroyed!”

The 67 year old Booby star had been fighting cancer and was taken to the H N Reliance Hospital in Mumbai by his family on Wednesday. A leading news agency in India quotes Rishi Kapoor’s brother Randhir Kapoor who broke the news of him passing away saying “He is no more. He has passed away,”.

Several leaders and stars from across India tweeted to pay their respect to the veteran star.

Akshay Kumar wrote, “It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of Rishi Kapoor 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”.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi wrote, “This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor.  A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.”

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted, “The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti,”.

Johny Level wrote, “Deeply saddened on hearing about Rrishi Kapoor ji Yeh khabar sunke bohot dukh ho raha hai (I am deeply saddened after hearing this news). I have such lovely memories of working with him. Our country has lost a great actor today. May his soul rest in peace”.

The South India superstar Chiranjeevi Konidela writes, “Devastated to know Rishi Ji is no more. A great friend, A great artiste, heartthrob of millions. Carrier of a Great legacy. Feel so heartbroken at this loss. Farewell my friend Rishi Kapoor. Rest in peace.”

Rishi Kapoor returned to India in September 2019 after he underwent treatment in the United States for cancer for almost a year. In February this year he was hospitalised twice.

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Shivani Singh

Shivani has been an avid reader of newspapers since her childhood and likes to know what is happening around the world. Her love for news and bringing forth the absolute is what drove her writing for the people. She has worked in the industry for over 4 years and believes that people’s basic rights should always be honoured. Apart from reading, she is a foodie and loves to try her hands-on cooking different cuisines.

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