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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away

  • Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital. He was 67
  • Rishi, who was suffering from cancer, was taken to the H N Reliance hospital by his family
  • Mumbai:30/4/20: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has died at 67 after a two-year-long battle with cancer. The 67-year-old actor was admitted in H N Reliance hospital, where he breathed his last today morning. His brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news. “He is no more. He has passed away,” Randhir told the media.

    Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news on Twitter. “He’s GONE ..! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”

    His death comes a day after his “D-Day” co-star Irrfan Khan passed away, also of cancer. Three months ago, the disease claimed his sister Ritu Nanda.

    “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. 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. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him,” the family said in a statement.

    Rishi Kapoor is survived by wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Ridhima.

    Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar condoled the death of the veteran actor. “Heartbroken … Rest In Peace … my dearest friend (sic),” tweeted Rajinikanth,

    The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year.

    In February, Kapoor was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.

    He was first admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At the time, Kapoor had said that he was suffering from an “infection”.

    He was part of hit films such as Bobby, Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Prem Rog, Chandni, Heena, Karz, Bol Radha Bol, Saagar and others.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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