Legendary actor breathed his last at Kolkilaben Ambani Hospital on December 4, 2017. The 79-year-old actor passed away after a prolonged illness. Shashi Kapoor had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis. Mr Kapoor had been in a wheelchair for years.
The third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in 1961, as the lead actor, in the film Dharamputra. He began his career as a child artiste in the 1940s. He took on the name ‘Shashiraj’ for his roles in commercial films back in the 40s, instead of using his own name because there was another Shashi Kapoor, a child artiste, who was best known for his roles in mythological films.
Through the 1970s and 80s, Shashi Kapoor rose to stardom with films like Sharmilee, Kabhi Kabhie, Pighalta Aasmaan, etc.
A prayer meet was organised at Prithvi Theatre in Juhu, which Mr Kapoor was closely associated with. Plenty of celebrities, Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Rekha, Rani Mukherjee, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Randhir Kapoor and more were present on this occasion.
Here are some photos from the prayer meet.
Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemmu