“Bobby” Actor and Bollywood Cinema Legend Rishi Kapoor Dies at 67

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Rishi Kapoor has died at the age of 67 after a two-year battle with cancer.

He was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday (April 29) after having breathing difficulties.

He passed away today (April 30) with his wife, Neetu Kapoor, by his side.

“The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.”

“He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents,” the Kapoor family said in a statement.

The beloved actor was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2018 and sought treatment in New York for almost a year before returning to India in September last year.

Rishi is best known for his first leading role in the 1973 hit film “Bobby”.

He is the second son of the late actor Raj Kapoor, dubbed as the “Greatest Showman of Hindi Cinema”,

Rishi had been acting since he was a child, including in his father’s films, “Shree 420” and “Mere Naam Joker”.

His other siblings are Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain and Rajeev Kapoor.

Rishi’s children are actor Ranbir Kapoor, and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. He’s also the paternal uncle of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.

The Bollywood film community and well-known personalities have been mourning the actor’s passing with floods of messages on social media.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted the news, which comes a day after the news of Irrfan Khan’s death.


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