Mumbai, Dec 4 (PTI) Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today expressed grief over the demise of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor.Also Read - From Prince And Yuvika to Riteish And Genelia, Your Favourite Stars Were Spotted Here | Watch Out

“Shashi Kapoor maintained his commitment with theatre through Prithvi Theatre,” Rao said. Also Read - From Jasmin Bhasin in Orange And Black to Aditya Narayan in Blue, Know When And Where These Celebrities Were Spotted | Watch Out

“Sad to hear about noted actor, producer #ShashiKapoor ji’s demise. His contribution in Hindi film industry will be remembered forever. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and millions of fans,” Fadnavis tweeted. Also Read - Mrunal Thakur Has THIS To Say To All Aspiring Actors On How To Deal With Casting Couch | Watch

Kapoor, 79, took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here.

He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film “Dharmputra” and went on to appear in more than 116 films during ’70s and until the mid ’80s.

Some of his memorable films include “Deewar”, “Kabhie Kabhie”, “Namak Halal”, “Kaala Pathar” and others.

He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.

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