NEW DELHI: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away today after suffering from prolonged illness. According to media reports he was at 79. He was honored with Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Padma Bhushan and BFJA Award for Best Actor for his outstanding work in cinema industry.
Shashi Kapoor, who started his career as a child actor in his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s plays, was well-known for his roles in films like ‘Deewaar’ (1975), ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Shaan’ (1980), and ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982).
The legendary actor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he established Prithvi Theatre in 1978. He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan. Many took to twitter to condole his death today.
With his impressive talent and inimitable mannerism actor Shashi Kapoor charmed a generation of Indians. He was a fine actor and a wonderful human being. Saddened to learn of his demise. May his soul rest in peace.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 4, 2017
Moreover, Shashi Kapoor got an opportunity to work as an assistant director in the film Post Box 999, the debut film of Sunil Dutt. He also worked as an assistant director to Ravindra Dave in Guest House (1959), which was followed by movies such as Dulha Dulhan and Shriman Satyawadi, where Raj Kapoor was the lead hero. Bollywood will never forget him and his marvelous contribution in film industry.