30 April 2020 Mumbai – Veteran Indian Film Actor Rishi Kapoor Leaves For His Paradise At the age of 67. Bollywood has had tragic moments as the demise of the great Indian star Irrfan Khan yesterday. While the nation was grieving the loss of a legend, yet another sad news rolled around.
Early in the morning, Legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted to the world saying “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away. I am destroyed !” Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who was battling cancer since 2018, has passed away.
Late Kapoor was hospitalized after he had a breathing problem last night. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. In the morning, he took his last breath at the age of 67.
Kapoor was quite active on social media since the lockdown began. From condemning the attack on doctors to even giving it back to trolls, he constantly posted on Twitter. However, he hadn’t posted anything on social media since April 2.
In February, he was admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At that time, he rubbished the reports of relapse and said that he was admitted because of an infection. After he returned to Mumbai, he was admitted again because of viral fever.
Rishi Kapoor was battling cancer in 2018. After undergoing treatment in the US for almost a year, he came back to India in September 2019.
His first ever role in a movie was for Raj Kapoor’s Shree 420, where in the song “Pyaar Hua, Iqraar Hua”, he is walking through the rain with 2 other small children. He was about 3 at the time, and he once stated Nargis had bribed him to do the scene with some chocolate.
Personal Life of Rishi Kapoor
Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh, his 15-time co-star, on 22 January 1980. The couple has two children actor Ranbir Kapoor, born 28 September 1982, and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, born 15 September 1980. Rishi is the paternal uncle of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, and the maternal uncle of industrialist Nikhil Nanda.
Rishi Kapoor has been in controversy for his comments on being a “beef-eating Hindu”, on social media. Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, was released on 15 January 2017. Kapoor wrote the book along with Meena Iyer, and the title was published under Harper Collins.
Kapoor was felicitated by Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and General V. K. Singh at the inauguration of the BRICS Film Festival.
Rishi Kapoor has been awarded many awards for his exceptional acting in the movies. Some of them are as below:
- 1970 – Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards: Special Award, and National Film Award for Mera Naam Joker
- 1974 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bobby
- 2008 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2009 – Honoured by Russian Government for contribution to cinema
- 2010 – Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Love Aaj Kal
- 2011 – Zee Cine Awards: Best Lifetime Jodi along with Neetu Singh
- 2011 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Do Dooni Chaar
- 2013 – The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agneepath
- 2016 – Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 – Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Kapoor & Sons
Moreover, he was one of the iconic actors in Hindi cinema in the year 80’s and 90s. He belongs to the prestigious Kapoor family of India and his charitable works and tv shows are one of the best of their kind. As his biological body departed, we all will keep him alive for his work in our memory. May your departed soul rest In Paradise!!