Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67

ENTERTAINMENT | APRIL 30, 2020:

A day after famous bollywod great, Irrfan Khan died of Cancer, another veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor has passed away at a private hospital in Mumbai at 8.45 a.m. on Thursday.

The 67-year-old actor had also been fighting cancer. He was taken to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai by his family on Wednesday morning.

"Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8.45 am in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last," Rishi Kapoor's family said in a statement.

"In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way," his family said.

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A third generation actor, Rishi Kapoor, was the second son of actor Raj Kapoor and a grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor. He began is career as a child artiste in Mera Naam Joker (1970), for which he received the National Award. As an adult protagonist, his first film was Bobby in 1973. Kapoor went on to act in over 90 films in the next four decades.

He was last seen in 102 Not Out co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, where the latter played Kapoor's centenarian father.

The actor recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring Deepika Padukone.

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