Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies

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MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor has passed away in a Mumbai hospital on Monday at the age of 79.

Shashi Kapoor, who was awarded highest Indian award Padma Bhusan in 2011, had been ill from the past few months, local media reported.

Indian actor Mohit Marwah took to Twitter to share the sad news of Shashi Kapoor’s demise.

Born as Balbir Raj Kapoor on March 18, 1938, Shashi Kapoor worked in over 175 films as an actor and also produced several hit films like Junoon, Kalyug, Vijeta and Utsav.

Apart from directing 1991 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Ajooba, Shashi Kapoor also directed a Russian movie Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora in 1988.

Shashi Kapoor was a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India’s Bollywood cinema. Kapoor was born in Kolkata during the British Raj.

He is the 3rd and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the widower of Jennifer Kendal (sister of actress Felicity Kendal), and the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.

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Story first published: 4th December 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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