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Bollywood Icon Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

Bollywood’s iconic actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at 67 in  Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai.
After two years long battle against cancer. Rishi’s hospitalisation was confirmed by his elder brother, Actor Randhir Kapoor.  He said “It’s true that he has been admitted to the hospital. He is in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was not keeping well and had some problem, so we admitted him early this morning,” Randhir had said on Wednesday evening.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan  aslo confirm the news of Rishi Kapoor demise on Twitter. ““He’s GONE ..! Rishi Kapoor .. Gone… Just passed away… I am destroyed!” Actor Akshay Kumar also called it a nightmare for Bolloywood as on Wednesday after the death   of Irrfan Khan. “It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family,” he tweeted.

Rishi Kapoor was the second son of late actor Raj Kapoor and the sibling of Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajeev Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor has made his debut in bolloywood  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, D-Day, Mulk and 102 Not Out.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News


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