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Rishi Kapoor No More: Sharad Pawar Condoles Demise Of 'veteran & Charismatic Actor'

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar condoled the death of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. The veteran actor passed away at HN Reliance Hospital at the age of 67 on Thursday

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar has condoled the death of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. 

The veteran actor passed away at HN Reliance Hospital at the age of 67 on Thursday after being admitted there on Wednesday. Taking to Twitter, Pawar wrote "Saddened to know about the sad demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. Indian film industry has lost a versatile and charismatic actor. My sincere condolences to the Kapoor family".

READ | Rishi Kapoor passes away aged 67 at Mumbai hospital; team issues statement

The actor's team has issued a statement that reads as follows:

"He’s no more with us. Took his last breath today morning at hospital. Black day."

His brother Randhir Kapoor who confirmed the bereavement to news agency PTI, had just hours earlier said that Rishi Kapoor experienced breathing difficulties amid his treatment for Cancer. 

Kapoor family's statement:

"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."

READ | Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor admitted to hospital in Mumbai after being taken unwell

Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He went to the USA for treatment along with his wife Neetu Kapoor. His son Ranbir and actor-girlfriend Alia Bhatt, daughter Riddhima and many other stars had visited him at that time. He returned to India last year and signed films like the remake of Intern opposite Deepika Padukone and Sharmaji Namkeen alongside Juhi Chawla. In February, he was admitted to a Delhi hospital after taking ill during shooting. Rishi Kapoor was last seen in the film The Body opposite Emraan Hashmi.

The actor had an illustrious career spanning for more than 55 years. His blockbuster hits include Karz Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar Khel Khel Mein, Amar Akbar Anthony, Hum Kisi se Kam Nahi, Agneepath, Chandni, etc.

His death comes a day after fellow Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.

READ | Rishi Kapoor's brother Randhir shares update on actor's health after hospitalisation

 

 

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