Today, on April 30, 2020, India lost one of its greatest actors, Rishi Kapoor. The beloved legend lost his two-year battle against cancer and passed away today morning at 8:45 AM. Rishi Kapoor was a highly respected and adored figure in the Bollywood film industry, and several celebs attended his funeral to pay their last respects. Here is today's recap of how Bollywood mourned for Rishi Kapoor after his passing.
Rishi Kapoor's funeral was attended by several high profile celebrities. His close family was also present at the funeral home. In pictures shared online, Ranbir Kapoor is silently mourning for his father, while Alia Bhatt is seen consoling Rishi Kapoor's wife, Neetu Kapoor. Here are some images from Rishi Kapoor's funeral.
Back in 2018, Rishi Kapoor revealed his only wish before he died. In an interview with a leading daily, Rishi Kapoor stated that his only wish was to see his son, Ranbir Kapoor, get married. Ranbir was already 35 at that time and Rishi Kapoor revealed that he would accept any partner that his son chose.
Several Bollywood celebs took to social media to pay tribute to the legendary actor. Anil Kapoor remembered his friendship with Rishi Kapoor in his tribute and thanked the late actor for his unending love. Dharmendra revealed that Rishi Kapoor was like a son to him and that he was shattered to hear about his death. Here are some celebs who mourned Rishi Kapoor's passing on social media.
In a 2013 interview with a leading daily, Rishi Kapoor opened up about his popular nickname, 'Chintu'. Rishi Kapoor mentioned that this nickname was created by, Randhir Kapoor, his elder brother. Though the name started off as household teasing, this nickname soon became synonymous with Rishi Kapoor in Bollywood as well. In the interview, Rishi Kapoor revealed that he initially hated the nickname, but eventually learned to live with it.
While Rishi Kapoor's death was a shock to all his fans, it was especially painful for his close friends and family. Rishi Kapoor had been suffering from cancer for nearly two years, and he would constantly be admitted into hospitals. After his sudden and unexpected death, Rishi Kapoor's family shared a heartwarming message for all his fans.
Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.
He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.
He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.
In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force.
He would not have it any other way.
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