Famous Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday morning at age 67. He was admitted at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital earlier last night due to some breathing issues. His wife, Neetu Kapoor and brother Randhir Kapoor were present at the hospital alongside the late actor. Rishi Kapoor contracted a breathing infection in February while shooting in Delhi.
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news over his dear friend's death. He tweeted writing, “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !"
Earlier Rishi Kapoor's elder brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news over his brother's hospitalization. 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. Asked if it was an emergency situation, Randhir said: “That’s why he has gone to the hospital. But I know that he will be alright. Neetu (Kapoor) is by his side."
Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He travelled to New York to receive world-class treatment for his illness and returned to India in September 2019.
Rishi Kapoor has starred in many successful large-scale Bollywood films including Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol. Recently Rishi Kapoor also starred in the highly successful Kapoor and Sons. He was next going to star in a Bollywood remake of The Intern alongside Deepika Padukone.
Actress Richa Chadda also mourned the loss of Rishi Kapoor in a tweet. She wrote, "What will we be in 2020? People going from tragedy to tragedy, watching from enforced distance...mourning without the solace of human touch or company...Rest in Peace Rishi Kapoor sir…have no more words."
What will we be in 2020? People going from tragedy to tragedy, watching from enforced distance... mourning without the solace of human touch or company... Rest In Peace #RishiKapoor sir... have no more words ... @chintskap