Veteran actor and producer Shashi Kapoor died on Monday at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He was 79.
He was the youngest son of late Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He has three children Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor was one of those rare actors who balanced both commercial and parallel cinema. While he gave superhits like Deewar, Shaan, Namak Halal, Kabhi Kabhie, Sharmelee, Baseraa, he was part of many Merchant Ivory productions like In Custody. He has acted and produced critically acclaimed and award winning films like Junoon, 36 Chowringhee Lane (producer). The actor and his wife Jennifer Kapoor also built the legendary Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai.
Condolences have been pouring in on Twitter from all quarters.
Shashi Kapoor’s versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2017
Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017
A legend has passed away. Shashi Kapoor will remain in our hearts forever. My condolences to his loved ones and all his fans. pic.twitter.com/OmLvtvYZtb
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 4, 2017
We will miss you … pic.twitter.com/ZMGoFk0DCM
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 4, 2017
You won’t be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
#RIPShashiKapoor …the most charming and enigmatic actor ever…a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional…thoughts and prayers with the family….his work will always live on… pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017
His contribution to this industry will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Shashi Kapoor ji you will be missed always. ??
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) December 4, 2017
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) December 4, 2017
My dear friend & co star of many successful movies – Shashi Kapoor, is no more. He leaves behind many pleasant memories of the camaraderie we shared on the sets during our shooting schedules.
RIP dear friend. I will surely miss you!
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) December 4, 2017