Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79 he was honored with dada saheb palke in 2014
Shashi Kapoor’s death, Dada Saheb Phalke honored in 2014
Veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor died on Monday (December 4th) in a hospital here. He was 79 years old. Shashi breathed his last
at 5.20 pm at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Shashi Kapoor was born on 18 March 1938 in Kolkata. Shashi had emerged
as a romantic icon in the early 70s and 80s. Mohan Marwah, nephew of Shashi Kapoor Through confirmed his death. Shashi was the
youngest of the three sons of late actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who was the founding father of Kapoor in the film world. He was the
older Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. In 2012, cataract surgery was performed.
Shashi’s three children who marry Anglo-Indian theater artist Jennifer Kindel are Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor. Shashi
started his acting career in 1944 with his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s Prithvi Theater drama ‘Shakuntala’. Shashi had stepped
into the film industry with Yash Chopra’s Dharmaputra in 1961. After this he worked in more than 150 films.
Shashi Kapoor’s real name was Balbir Raj Kapoor. In 2011, he was decorated with Padma Bhushan, while Shashi Kapoor was honored
with Dadasaheb Phalke in 2014.
Actress Simi Grewal tweeted, “I am very unhappy with the passing away of Shashi, who was my co-star, the final chirad of that
generation of Kapoor clan was exhausted, an era ended, his films and valuable memories remained.” Film critic and business
analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Shashi is no longer there. An era is over.”
president of india:”Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His
support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences
to his family,” said Kovind in a message on Twitter.
pm modi twitted:”Shashi Kapoor’s versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His
brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers,”
smiriti irani: Saddened by the demise of legendary actor Shashi Kapoor ji. His contribution to Indian Cinema is monumental.
Shashi ji’s passing away marks the end of an era. My deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and fans. May his soul
rest in peace. Om Shanti!]]>