Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

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Shashi-KapoorShashi Kapoor was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, in Andheri, Mumbai on Sunday night, reportedly for chest infection

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai on Monday. The Bollywood legend was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on Sunday night, reportedly from chest infection. The actor suffered from the problem even in 2014, post his bypass surgery.

Actor and nephew Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news to indianexpress.com, though he refused to give any further details for now. Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.

Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi films.

He was honoured with the the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honour, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.

 

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