Actor Rishi Kapoor has died at the age of 67. His brother Randhir Kapoor has confirmed the news to Hindustan Times.
Actor Rishi Kapoor
has died at 67 after a two-year-long battle with cancer. Rishi breathed
his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His wife
and actor Neetu Kapoor was by his side. His brother Randhir Kapoor
confirmed the news.
Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news on Twitter. “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”
Rishi’s hospitalisation was confirmed by his elder brother, actor
Randhir Kapoor. “It’s true that he has been admitted to the hospital. He
is in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was not keeping well and
had some problem, so we admitted him early this morning,” Randhir had
said on Wednesday evening. Asked if it was an emergency situation,
Randhir said: “That’s why he has gone to the hospital. But I know that
he will be alright. Neetu (Kapoor) is by his side.”
2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer, following which the actor
was in New York for more than a year to receive treatment. He returned
to India in September 2019 after recovering.
Post return to
India, Kapoor’s health had frequently been in focus. The actor was
admitted to hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations
about his health, he had been hospitalised in New Delhi in early
February, while on a visit to New Delhi.
Rishi was the second son
of late actor Raj Kapoor and the sibling of Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima
Jain and Rajeev Kapoor. He made his film debut with Bobby opposite
Dimple Kapadia in 1973 and was also seen as a child actor in films such
as Shree 420 and Mera Naam Joker.
was part of hit films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo
Chakkar , Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol and others. In the later stage of
his career, he was seen in films such as Kapoor and Sons, D-Day, Mulk
and 102 Not Out.
The actor was last seen in Emraan Hashmi’s The Body and had recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring Deepika Padukone.