Rishi Kapoor, the veteran actor passed away in Mumbai on Thursday at the age of 67.
The veteran actor was hospitalized with breathing issues in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Wednesday night.
Rishi who will always be remembered for his contribution to the Indian cinema made his debut in Bollywood in his father’s movie, ‘Mera Naam Joker’ which was a huge hit.
The legend got his first lead role in the 1973 film Bobby and rose to fame with his outstanding performance. He shared screen space with Dimple Kapadia in the same.
The actor tied the knot with actress Neetu Kapoor in 1980 with whom he shared screen space more than twelve movies.
Rishi has died after a two-year-long battle with cancer. Rishi breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai.
Rishi’s hospitalization confirmed by his elder brother, actor Randhir Kapoor.
“It’s true that he has 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.”
In 2018, Rishi Kapoor 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 admitted to the hospital in quick succession in February.
Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalized 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.
Amitabh Bachchan also confirmed the news on Twitter.