Mumbai: The country was not even done coming to terms with actor Irrfan Khan’s demise a day ago, here is another shocker. One of Bollywood’s greatest cine icons Rishi Kapoor is no more. The 67-year-old actor succumbed to leukemia at 8:45 AM Thursday in Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. Also Read - RIP Rishi Kapoor! Succumbing to Leukemia, Veteran Actor Dies at 67 in Mumbai, Here is all You Need to Know About The Condition
“Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last,” the family said in a statement. Also Read - From Priyanka Chopra to Virat Kohli, Celebrities Mourn The Death of Evergreen Actor Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor was in the hospital for two weeks, and moved to the ICU on Wednesday evening after his condition deterioated. The actor was in a serious condition, with his wife Neetu Kapoor by his side and his son Ranbir Kapoor making regular visits to the hospital. Also Read - Rishi Kapoor 'Kept Doctors Entertained' Even in His Last Minutes, Official Statement From Family Reveals All
Rishi Kapoor was battling cancer since 2018. He got treated in the US for a year and had returned to India in September 2019 after recovery. However, he fell ill again later.
Here’s how politicians reacted:
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Saddened by the sudden demise of #RishiKapoor who left a profound imprint on Bollywood by his versatile acting. Have grown up watching many of his films since my student days.
A great loss to the world of creativity.
My sincere condolences!
The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti
Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor. He entertained several generations of Indians throughout his career. What a terrible loss.. My condolences to the grieving family. May God bless his soul.
Smriti Z Irani
Khannas, Kapoors and Malhotras he said will always love the good life, will always laugh gregariously … make the heavens happy Rishi Sir. Will miss you Folded hands
Deeply Shocked & saddened by the untimely demise of a most charming actor Rishi Kapoor.
My Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & fans. He showed great strength in fighting against cancer. He will be remembered for the iconic roles he played
Ram Nath Kovind
Rishi Kapoor’s untimely demise is shocking. An evergreen personality with an always smiling face, he was so full of life that it’s difficult to believe that he is no more. A huge loss for the entertainment industry. Let us pray for his soul. Condolences to his family and friends.