Fact Check: Rishi Kapoor was NOT born in 1953; here’s the truth

As India mourns the loss of two veteran actors – Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor – a few posts have been circulating online showing a coincidence between their deaths.

The posts read:

” It’s so uncanny that #IrrfaanKhan was born in 1967 and died at the age of 53, #RishiKapoor was born in 1953 and died at the age of 67.

1967+53 = 1953+67=2020.”

Multiple people have shared the post and have added their own elements to it, claiming that 2020 is turning out to be an unfortunate year.


We fact-checked the above information and found it to be false.

While Irrfan Khan was born in January 1967 and by that calculation was 53 years old as confirmed by IMDB and BBC, the information about Rishi Kapoor is not true.

Rishi Kapoor was not born in 1953 but in September 1952, as confirmed in his autobiography – Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored. We also found an excerpt from it on Google Books, where it is explicitly mentioned that he was born in 1952.

In this case, the result of 1952+67 would be 2019.
Hence it is verified that Rishi Kapoor was not born in 1953 but 1952 and the claims in the post are false.

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