Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67

Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67

The sudden demise of Rishi Kapoor a day after Irrfan Khan's death has left Bollywood devastated with the entire film fraternity mourning his death on social media.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, 67, breathed his last after a two-year-long battle with cancer at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His wife and actor Neetu Kapoor was by his side.

Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, following which the actor was in New York for more than a year to receive treatment. In September 2019 he returned to India where his health had frequently been in focus. 

In February 2020, Kapoor was hospitalised 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".

Rishi was the second son of late actor Raj Kapoor and the sibling of Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajeev Kapoor. He made his film debut with Bobby opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 and was also seen as a child actor in films such as Shree 420 and Mera Naam Joker.

He was part of hit films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol and others. In the later stage of his career, he was seen in films such as Kapoor and Sons, Student of the Year, D-Day, Mulk and 102 Not Out.

The actor was last seen in Emraan Hashmi’s The Body and had recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring Deepika Padukone.

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