Shashi Kapoor, veteran Indian actor and legend of Bollywood has died. He passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79.
“Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” said Dr Ram Narain, Executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
The Times of India reported that the Bollywood legend, who was also popular in Nigeria to Indian movie lovers in the 70s, was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on Sunday night, reportedly, for a chest infection treatment. The actor struggled with the condition even in 2014, post his bypass surgery.
He is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal and Karan.
To underscore Shashi’s relevance in the Indian movie industry, both Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over his death.