Shashi Kapoor, the romantic hero of ‘70s and ‘80s has passed away on 4th December, 2017 at the age of 79 years. He has been suffering from kidney problem and he was on dialysis for several years. He expired at 5:20pm yesterday at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.
He belonged to the famous Kapoor family of Mumbai film industry and started his career at the age of 4 years in the late ‘40s. His remarkable performances were found in “Aaag” in the year 1948, “Sangram” in the year 1950, “Awaara” in the year 1951 etc.
Some of his memorable films are “Dharmputra”, “Jab Jab Phool Khile”, “Bombay Talkie”, “Roti Kapda Aur Makaan”, “Chor Machaye Shor”, “Fakira”, “Kabhie Kabhie”, “Silsila”, “Do Aur Do Paanch”, “Deewar”, “Namak Halal”, “Kaala Patthar” etc. He has done more than 100 films in his career.
Shashi Kapoor’s contribution in English films:
The Householder (1963), Shakespeare-Wallah (1965), A Matter of Innocence (1967), Bombay Talkie (1970), Siddhartha (1972), Heat and Dust (1983), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), The Deceivers (1988), In Custody (1994), Jinnah (1998), Side Streets (1998), Gulliver’s Travels (1996 Mini-Series) etc.
He had been awarded with “Padma Bhushan” in the year 2011, and also received the “Dada Saheb Phalke” award in the year 2015.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on Shashi Kapoor’s death. He said, “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.”
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed his condolences in twitter, “He will always be remembered for the memorable roles he played in a number of films. May his soul rest in peace.”