Yesterday, one of the most talented actor Shashi Kapoor passes away. The actor died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. He was 79. His funeral will take place today.
Shashi Kapoor had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis. Mr Kapoor had been in a wheelchair for years. The veteran actor’s sudden demise was a huge shock for his family and his industry colleagues.
Now, the actor’s dead body is taken from the hospital to his residence and from there it will be taken to Santacruz Hindu cremation ground.
The ambulance carrying the dead body has left Kokilaben Hospital for the actor’s Juhu residence.
The actor breathed his last at 5: 20 pm. 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.