Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor has passed away in Mumbai’s H N Reliance Hospital. Soon after the news of his death broke, many Bollywood stars, politicians, and public personalities of both Pakistan and India took to social media to pay homage to the late veteran actor.
The actor’s family has confirmed his death in a message saying his life had ended peacefully.“Rishi was taken to hospital on Wednesday morning after he complained of breathing difficulties,” the veteran actor’s brother Randhir Kapoor told the Press Trust of India.
Rishi Kapoor’s demise news was revealed by his old fellow Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter.
Kapoor, who has been quite active on social media, hasn’t posted anything on his Twitter account since April 2. On March 19, he requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to ensure that people of Pakistan were taking adequate precaution to fight against the deadly coronavirus. “People of Pakistan are also dear to us. Once we were one. We are concerned too. This is a global crisis. No ego matter this. We love you guys. Humanity zindabad!,” he added.
Tributes have been pouring in for the legendary actor from all segments of society.
The late Bollywood actor was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018. He returned to India in last September after a year-long course of treatment in New York. In February, he was hospitalised twice due to his health issues. After his return to Mumbai, he was again admitted to a hospital with viral fever.
*Phir milay na milay, yeh pal yeh Samaa..*
With the "Forever" Hero #RishiKapoor -
You lived "Khullam Khulla" & will be missed dearly by your fans in #Pakistan #riprishikapoor pic.twitter.com/yzhZpgJzez
— Salman Sufi (Stay At Home to Stay Safe) (@SalmanSufi7) April 30, 2020
“..People will never forget how you made them feel...”
For each time I’ve met you, I remember your kindness, humour, your admiration for Urdu & our extensive discussions on food from both sides of the border
RIP #RishiKapoor you shall continue to be the Legend that you are..uff!
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) April 30, 2020
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
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Absolutely heartbroken. This is an irreparable loss. To the film industry. To the audiences. And to all who were blessed enough to know him personally. Love you Rishi uncle. #RIP
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 30, 2020
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
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
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 30, 2020
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
You will always be in our hearts sir. Your charm your warmth and your unforgettable performances will give light to us all in the darkest moments. Deepest condolences to Neetuji , Ranbir and the entire family. pic.twitter.com/QsLYZ9ee0B
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 30, 2020
I'm at an absolute & total loss for words.Holding this phone in disbelief. Yesterday Irrfan and now .... Gutted , sad , heartbroken .I truly believed you'll come out of this .You will be missed , Sir . RIP . Om Shanti.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 30, 2020
With all due respect, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan should also advice his country to take adequate precautions. People of Pakistan are also dear to us. Once we were one. We are concerned too. This is a global crisis. No ego matter this. We love you guys. Humanity zindabad !
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 19, 2020