Bollywood Veteran Rishi Kapoor Dies Aged 67

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has died aged 67, after losing his battle with cancer. According to his brother Randhir, Rishi was taken to hospital in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday morning after complaining of breathing difficulties. He passed away on Thursday.

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Incidentally, Kapoor, who is known to tweet on social media regularly, has not done so after April 2. In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.

Rishi – part of the Kapoor acting dynasty – was most well known for his romantic roles in Bollywood films, and the first burst onto the scene in 1973 movie Bobby before going on to star in other box office smashes such as Khel Khel Mein, Karz, and Chandni.

Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor

In more recent years, he became famous for his character roles, while also taking on cameos in small films. Rishi’s death comes just one day after the death of SlumDog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan, another Indian acting legend, who died aged 53 on Wednesday.

Rishi is survived by wife Neetu Kapoor, who believed to have been by his side at the time of his death, and children Ranbir and Riddhima.

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