Just a day after the sad demise of Irrfan Khan, India woke up to the news of Rishi Kapoor’s death.
Rishi Kapoor Succumbs to Leukaemia
Rishi Kapoor, the veteran Indian actor passed away today in Mumbai. The actor, 67, was suffering from leukaemia and had moved to New York City in 2018 for treatment. He underwent a yearlong treatment for cancer in New York City and returned to India in September 2019. He was rushed to hospital on Wednesday, 29th April due to breathing problems. The news that Rishi Kapoor was hospitalised spread fast and just a day later, his demise was confirmed. The family said that Rishi Kapoor cancer type was leukemia.
Rishi Kapoor Family
Rishi Kapoor married his 15-time co-star Neetu Singh in 1980 and was a proud father actor Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, who is married and now in Delhi. He was the paternal uncle of the actresses Kareena Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor. His brother Randhir Kapoor was the one who confirmed his death to the media. He was the son of great veteran actor Raj Kapoor. The family confirmed that Rishi Kapoor funeral will be held at Chandanwadi crematorium in Mumbai.
Rishi Kapoor Latest News
As news about Rishi Kapoor’s death spread, condolences started to flow in from Bollywood and politicians, including our Prime Minister.
His fans took to Twitter to express their condolences. According to the medical staff at H N Reliance hospital, he was jovial and tried to keep everyone happy and engaged until the last breath.
Rishi Kapoor Latest Movie
The actor’s last movie was Sharmaji Namkeen directed by Hitesh Bhatia which is still under production. ‘Jhootha Kahin ka’ by Smeeg Kang and ‘The Body’ with Emraan Hashmi by Jeethu Jospeh were his last releases before his death
Rishi Kapoor Popular Songs
His famous songs are ‘Om Shanti Om’ from the movie ‘Karz’ is popular even today. ‘Is duniya mein prem granth’ from prem granth, ‘dekha jabse tujhe’ from shreeman aashique, ‘meri qismat mein tu nahin’ from prem rog, ‘aa meri jaan’ from chandni, ‘hum to chale Pardes’ from sargam are few of his popular songs.
Rishi Kapoor Awards
Rishi Kapoor won national award in his very first film for best child artist for the film ‘Mera Naam Joker’. Thereafter, he received Film fare award for best leading role-male for film Bobby. He won Film fare critics award for the film ‘Do Dooni Chaar’. He was also honoured with Film Fare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Rishi Kapoor’s Last Video from Hospital Goes Viral
Rishi Kapoor was a legend, his demise has left us devastated. A great actor and a far better human being, Rishiji you will always be missed.