Mumbai (December 4, 2017): Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passed away. He was 79.
The yesteryear superstar has been unwell for several months and breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital. After prolonged illness, the actor finally breathed his last. He had chest infection in 2014. Earlier, he underwent bypass surgery.
Born on 18 March, 1938 , his real name was Balbir Raj Kapoor in erstwhile Calcutta. He has appeared in multiple Bollywood films alongside some English language ones. The legendary actor has worked in blockbuster movies such as Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Kabhi Kabhie among several others. He featured in almost 160 movies. He married Jennifer Kendal in 1958 and has three kids- Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor.
Shashi has received three national awards and four Filmfare awards amongst others. In 2011, Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema. In 2015, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema, after his father and brother Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor, respectively. He was also honoured by Walk of the Stars, as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in November 2013. A Shashi Kapoor Film Festival was held in Muscat, Oman in 2007