Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has passed away, aged 79.
Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in the hospital.
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
He was a member of the Kapoor dynasty, which has dominated the Hindi film industry for decades.
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
He won several national film awards and was awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian honour by the Indian government in 2011.
He also acted in a number of British and American films.
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi Kapoor ji— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) December 4, 2017
Great artistes not only inspire but also inseminate the hearts & minds of the next generation. In individual ways we all carry his greatness within us. He & his talent shall live on. And we shall forever celebrate it. Thank you for your inspiration...
An era of great cinema belongs to you and will always do so. RIP respected #ShashiKapoor Ji.— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor Ji was such an icon! An inspiration and reference point for all aspiring actors! This is truly an end of an era.. Deeply saddened by this news. Thank you sir for giving us your magic at the movies. #RIPShashiKapoor— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) December 4, 2017
An end of an era. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji.. A talent, the world had the pleasure of witnessing,..a humanitarian I had the pleasure of meeting.. a charmer the world will always remember. Condolences to the family and fans.— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 4, 2017
Just think of the remarkable contribution the man made to Indian Cinema... he backed films with passion and conviction... backed the arts with all his heart. Great man. He will live on. #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/TVQTKFTFSl— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) December 4, 2017
India's one of the most famous dialogue of the #Bollywood between #AmitabhBachchan and #ShashiKapoor @chintskap @SrBachchan #ShashiKapoorji #ShashiKapur #shashi_kapoor #RIP #RipShashiKapoor #Bollywood #BollywoodNews #BREAKING #BreakingNews #SocialMedia #Nepal #films #dialogue pic.twitter.com/nqvyFQS8hN— Social survey (@EduAwardsIndia) December 4, 2017
Heartbroken by unfortunate demise of our senior friend,the veteran actor, filmmaker, theater personality & star par excellence #ShashiKapoor. The void can never be filled by anyone,shall miss his personality,smile & greatness. Heartfelt condolences. May the departed soul RIP.— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) December 4, 2017
The king of romance, whose charm left every women in awe. The jewel of our industry #ShashiKapoor ji is no more. You will be missed Sir. RIP🙏— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) December 4, 2017
Deeply saddened by the passing away of #ShashiKapoor Ji. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone.— Sonu Nigam (@iSonuNigam) December 4, 2017
A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films...and precious memories.. 😢 RIP Shashi-ji. #RIPShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/4t2bcfbu10
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.— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) December 4, 2017
RIP dear friend. I will surely miss you!
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