Rishi Kapoor, Indian Film Legend, Dies at 67
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who has had a glorious career in the Hindi cinema over four decades, passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday morning.
He fought a long battle with cancer and had spent much of last year in New York being treated. He returned to India last September.
A statement from the Kapoor family said that the actor “remained jovial” and “kept doctors entertained till the end.”
Rishi Kapoor, who was famously fond of life, “would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears,” The family have also appealed that lockdown rules be respected by Mr Kapoor’s fans and well-wishers.
Ranbir Kapoor, carries the genes of his legendary actor-film-maker and his grandfather the eminent Raj Kapoor. He is the son of popular actors of the 70’s Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. Arguably, Raj Kapoor’s most successful son, Rishi made his debut as a leading man at the age of 20 with the film ‘Bobby.’ The Kapoor khandaan has been prominent in movies for almost nine decades.