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Wednesday, 21 October 2020 1.02 PM IST

Tributes pour in for Rishi Kapoor, the romantic hero of Bollywood

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MUMBAI: Rishi Kapoor, the romantic hero of Bollywood, passed away at the age of 67. He had been ailing for a while. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent treatment in New York. Soon after hearing the news of Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter to mourn the death of his co-star in multiple film. He wrote, "Rishi Kapoor... gone... passed away. I am destroyed!"


Film-maker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari remembered him as "a beautiful, encouraging soul, phenomenal actor."

Akshay Kumar, who played the role of Kapoor's son in 'Patiala House', paid tribute on Twitter.

Superstar Rajinikanth took to Twitter to pay his tribute to the iconic star. He wrote, "Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend #RishiKapoor (sic).

Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to pay his tribute to his dearest friend and wrote, "Cant believe it. Chintu ji @chintskap. (Mr.Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family. (sic).""

A heartbroken and devastated Riteish Deshmukh called Kapoor's demise "not fair."

Former cricketer Harbhajan Turbanator said he woke up with the sad news.


Politician Rahul Gandhi called it a terrible week. He said that the '102 Not Out' star 'will be greatly missed'.

Rishi Kapoor's mortal remains to be taken directly for funeral MUMBAI: Late actor Rishi Kapoor's mortal remains will be taken directly to a crematorium near the hospital where he breathed his last. Mumbai Police have reportedly requested the actor's family not to take his mortal remains home owing to the lockdown. Instead, his body will be driven directly to a crematorium in Marine Lines Chandanwadi, close to H N Reliance Foundation Hospital where he was admitted. The last rites are expected to be performed later today.

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer.

"Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am 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," confirmed his family in a statement.

His wife Neetu Kapoor was by his side when he breathed his last in the morning. Rishi Kapoor is survived by wife, actress Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima and son Ranbir.

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