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Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

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Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, 79, passed away at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Monday evening due to some age-related illness.

The actor was a second generation film-star, who belonged to the illustrious Kapoor family of the Hindi film industry, and was known for his versatility and good looks.

Shashi’s demise also marked the end of the second generation of stars from the Kapoor family alongside Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor.

Actor Mohit Marwah took to his twitter account to announce the death of the actor.

The yesteryear actor was known for his role in films like Waqt, Kabhie Kabhie, Trishool, Deewar, Suhaag, Vijeta, Kranti, Shaan and Namak Halaal.

In a career spanning more than four-decades, Shashi won numerous awards and honours, including the Padma Bhushan in 2011, for his contribution in the fields of art and cinema.

Shashi Kapoor’s nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor too confirmed the news.

“He has passed away,” Randhir told IANS.

Actress Simi Garewal tweeted: “Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star ShashiKapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films…and precious memories.. ?? RIP Shashi-ji.”

Taran Adarsh, film critic and business analyst, tweeted: “ShashiKapoor ji is no more… An era comes to an end… Thoughts and prayers with the family… RIP.”

Third and the youngest son of late Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi underwent a cataract surgery in 2012.

Married to Anglo-Indian theatre actress Jennifer Kendal, Shashi had three children — Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.

Shashi made his debut with Yash Chopra’s “Dharamputra” in 1961. (With inputs from IANS)