Bollywood veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away today at Mumbai’s Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was 67 years old.
Rishi’s brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news. “He is no more. He has passed away,” Randhir told PTI.
Rishi Kapoor’s death
The actor’s death has left the entire nation in shock. Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajeev Khandelwal, Rakul Singh and other Bollywood celebrities mourned the actor’s death.
Here’s how celebs reacted:
T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor 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 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
Heartbroken … Rest In Peace … my dearest friend #RishiKapoor
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2020
Couldn’t even finish writing an obituary of our IRRFAN (RIP friend) and the news of RISHI KAPOOR ji passing away has completely crushed me!! No…this is not happening…it’s too much to https://t.co/4xV3Fqw304 RISHIJI 🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) April 30, 2020
This is insane.. shocked beyond belief.. I’ve always been so fond of u chintu ji and u always returned that love.. so much so that I flew down to goa for an evening when u said “aaja daru peete hain”! Will never forget you, your love and your advise😢 #RishiKapoor RIP @chintskap
— Rohit Bose Roy (@rohitroy500) April 30, 2020
NO NO NO!! This is heartbreaking ! In loss of words. Unable to process that @chintskap sir is no longer with us! It’s a huge loss to the world ! May your soul RIP. You will always be remembered ❤️ 2020 can’t get worse !
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) April 30, 2020
With tears in my eyes I bid this adieu..to an actor who played my brother,father n also my hero eventually..whose songs I grew up loving n dancing to..my most favourite n versatile actor..what a pity never got to meet him after his return n now never will
RIP Rishi kapoor 🙏🏼
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) April 30, 2020
I don’t think I can even process this information. Just heard about the demise of another legend this morning and I’m shattered. Condolences to the Kapoor family.
Om Shanti #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/S5CVWsn6OD
— Isha Koppikar (@ishakonnects) April 30, 2020
Just can’t believe this. Woke up to the shocking news of #RishiKapoor Ji passing away. Condolences to the Kapoor family. We will miss you Rishi Ji.
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 30, 2020
Been trying to write something n I can’t put my mind n hands in sync. More like the heart in between is just not able to comprehend this. That laugh, that sense of humour, the honesty and even the bully he was , will be missed. No one like you #RishiKapoor
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 30, 2020
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My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. #rishikapoor
In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.
In February, Kapoor was hospitalized twice due to his health issues. He was first admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At the time, Kapoor had said that he was suffering from an “infection”. After his return to Mumbai, he was again admitted to a hospital with viral fever. He was discharged soon after.
The actor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima.
May his soul rest in peace!