Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67 in Mumbai

Rishi Kapoor – Bollywood’s chocolate boy dies at 67

Bollywood couldn’t even come out of the shock of actor Irrfan Khan’s death on Wednesday and today got the news of another veteran actor Rishi Kapoor’s demise. The chocolate boy of Bollywood lost his battle with cancer and took his last breath in Mumbai’s H N Reliance hospital on Thursday.

Rishi Kapoor was undergoing cancer treatment in New York for almost a year and came back to India in September 2019. He again got infection and was hospitalized in February.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan who starred with him in films such as Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolieconfirmed the news of Rishi Kapoor’s demise with a tweet on the microblogging website Twitter. They were last seen together in the movie 102 Not Out in 2018 in which they played a father and son.

All the top actors, his colleagues and friends have been pouring in their condolences on social media.

Akshay Kumar

Anoop Soni

While talking about two big losses back to back, actor Anoop Soni shared a picture of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor from their movie D-Day.

Manisha Koirala

Lata Mangeshkar

Shekhar Kapoor

Rishi’s elder brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news. The family also released a statement that read:

“Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.

He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.

He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.

In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force.

He would not have it any other way.”

The actor who was last seen in the movies he Body and JhoothaKahin Ka in 2019 is survived by his wide Neetu Kapoor, daughterRiddhima Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor.