After the sudden demise of versatile actor Irrfan Khan on Wednesday, Bollywood on Thursday lost another legendary actor Rishi Kapoor at the age of 67. According to multiple media reports, the actor was on ICU support for a week at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai, before breathing his last on Thursday.
According to multiple media reports, the Rishi Kapoor cause of death was cancer for which he was diagnosed in 2018. He went to New York for his treatment along with wife Neetu Kapoor and the couple returned to Mumbai in September 2019. Rishi Kapoor's long-time friend and co-star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on Thursday morning about his demise.
Along with the Bollywood fraternity, cricketers also paid their condolences after hearing news about Rishi Kapoor's death. Virender Sehwag in his tweet wrote that he was extremely disheartened after hearing the news about the legendary actor's death Harbhajan Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara also offered their condolences with a tweet.
It's unbelievable to lose two legendary actors in two days, deeply saddened to hear about the news of #RishiKapoor ji. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) April 30, 2020
Team India skipper Virat Kohli, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and India's legendary spinner Anil Kumble also offered condolences after hearing the news about Rishi Kapoor's death. here's what they tweeted
This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace 😟💔— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020
Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Neetu ji, Ranbir and the whole Kapoor family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MItdmmSnVz
#RishiKapoor childhood hero...gone..heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor had an illustrious career spanning for more than 55 years. He began his career with roles in his father Raj Kapoor's films He played a young version of his father in 1970 film Mera Naam Joker, for which he was given the National Award for Best Child Artist for his performance.
Three years later, Rishi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in Bobby. Other Rishi Kapoor movies include Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Laila Majnu, Amar Akbar Anthony, Prem Rog, Rafoo Chakkar, Karz, Agneepath and Mulk.