Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapor on Thursday passed away at Mumbai’s Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was 67 years old. The sad news was confirmed by his brother Randhir Kumar.
Several Bollywood celebrities politicians were shocked to hear the news and expressed their condolences on social media.
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Rishi Kapoor death; he was a powerhouse Of talent, says PM Modi
Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
Actor Amitabh Bachchan said he was destroyed. In a tweet post, he wrote, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed!”
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Rishi Kapoor’s death
Kuch samay pehle Rishi ji ne mujhe unki aur meri ye tasveer bheji thi.wo sab din,sab baatein yaad aarahi hain. Main shabdheen hogayi hun. pic.twitter.com/IpwCKMqUBq
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 30, 2020
Madhuri Dixit remembers Rishi Kapoor
Calling it a “nightmare”, Akshay Kumar wrote, “It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family.”
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare…just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
Superstar Rajinikanth is heartbroken over Rishi Kapoor’s death
Heartbroken … Rest In Peace … my dearest friend #RishiKapoor
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2020
Priyanka Chopra on Rishi Kapoor’s death: My heart is so heavy
My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. pic.twitter.com/TR6GVSN4m7
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 30, 2020
Parineeti Chopra mourn Rishi Kapoor’s death
This cannot be true! Rishi sir was my favourite man,and favourite co-star ever! I still remember being nervous around him in Shuddh Desi Romance. He would put me at ease and treat me just like a friend! Will never forget every advice,every joke he told.❤️ #RIP #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/dfIi935I0v
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 30, 2020
Taapsee Pannu remembers Rishi Kapoor
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My most favourite picture with him. Worked with him twice n the kind of brash honest compliments this man gave have never left my heart n mind. Even in his bullying there was so much love that one couldn’t help enjoy listening to him. The most entertaining stories came from him. the only costar of mine who could beat me in being ‘brutally’ honest. Sir humaari hat-trick reh gayi. I’m sure I will meet him somewhere n this hug shall be repeated with the same smile on our face.
Manoj Bajpayee also tweeted about Rishi Kapoor’s death.
Couldn’t even finish writing an obituary of our IRRFAN (RIP friend) and the news of RISHI KAPOOR ji passing away has completely crushed me!! No…this is not happening…it’s too much to https://t.co/4xV3Fqw304 RISHIJI 🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) April 30, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar on Rishi Kapoor’s demise
Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.
My heartfelt condolences to Neetu ji, Ranbir and the whole Kapoor family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MItdmmSnVz
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020
Juhi Chawla on Rishi Kapoor’s death: This is not happening
No no no no …. this is not happening …!! This is sad …………… … very very very very very sad…!!! 🙈…. I’m shocked beyond words …..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) April 30, 2020
Shilpa Shetty tweets on Rishi Kapoor’s death: This is gut-wrenching
Waking up to a news like this is gut-wrenching! A Legendary actor, loved by millions of people around the world has just left us. Your style, brilliance, your smile & joie de vivre… will be dearly missed, Rishi ji❤️ Your legacy will live on for generations to come.#RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/1D1KBlqqWB
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) April 30, 2020
“Just can’t believe this. Woke up to the shocking news of #RishiKapoor Ji passing away. Condolences to the Kapoor family. We will miss you Rishi Ji,” tweeted Tamannah Bhatia.
Just can’t believe this. Woke up to the shocking news of #RishiKapoor Ji passing away. Condolences to the Kapoor family. We will miss you Rishi Ji.
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 30, 2020
“Heartbroken with the news of demise of Legendary @chintskap Sir. The movies will never be the same again. Rest in peace. Prayers & Duas wishing strength for the family & fans. #RishiKapoor,” she wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Heartbroken with the news of demise of Legendary @chintskap Sir. The movies will never be the same again. Rest in peace. Prayers & Duas wishing strength for the family & fans. 🙏 #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/Iv0PcIrsG4
— Nusrat (@nusratchirps) April 30, 2020
Mamata Banerjee on Rishi Kapoor’s death: Deeply shocked
Deeply shocked & saddened at the demise of the iconic & versatile film actor #RishiKapoor. A National Film Award winner, he acted in more than than 150 films. He endured his illness with dignity and grace. My condolences to his family, friends, fans & the entire film fraternity.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 30, 2020
Prakash Javadekar condoles
The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 30, 2020
In his last tweet on April 2, Kapoor appealed to the people to stop violence against the frontline workers dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.
“An appeal Folded hands to all brothers and sisters from all social status and faiths. Please don’t resort to violence, stone throwing or lynching. Doctors, Nurses, Medics, Policemen etc..are endangering their lives to save you. We have to win this Coronavirus war together. Please. Jai Hind!Flag of India,” he tweeted.
An appeal 🙏 to all brothers and sisters from all social status and faiths. Please don’t resort to violence,stone throwing or lynching. Doctors,Nurses,Medics, Policemen etc..are endangering their lives to save you. We have to win this Coronavirus war together. Please. Jai Hind!🇮🇳
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 2, 2020