Actor Aamir Khan expressed his grief over the sudden demise of veteran star Rishi Kapoor. The actor passed away at HN Reliance Hospital at the age of 67 on April 30 after being admitted there on April 29. Aamir penned his heartfelt tribute to the actor and called him “a child of cinema.”
The PK actor penned his tribute on his Twitter handle and wrote that the cinema has lost one of the great actors today. He also thanked the actor for all the joy he brought to the life of all and also for being an amazing human being. Aamir concluded the tweet that “Rishiji will be badly missed.”
We have lost one of the greats today. An amazing actor, a wonderful human being, and 100% a child of Cinema.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 30, 2020
Thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.
Thank you for being the actor and human being that you were.
You will be badly missed Rishiji.
Apart from Aamir, scores of other Bollywood stars also condoled the death of veteran actor, which has left the entire film industry in a state of shock. The family members of the veteran actor issued a statement after his demise and informed that he passed away at 8:45 am after a two-year battle with Leukemia. They said that he remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. The statement said that the actor was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over.
"Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am 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 recognize 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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