Legendary actor Rishi Kapoor who was battling with leukemia for the last 2 years passed away today at 8:45 AM. He was admitted to H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai due to chest infection and breathing problems. Within two days, Bollywood lost two gems, first, it was Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor.
Here is the official statement of Rishi Kapoor’s family.
“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.”
Rishi Kapoor was one of the biggest actors in Bollywood and did many romantic movies. The entire Bollywood is in grieve shock due to the sad demise of Rishi Kapoor. From PM Narendra Modi to Akshay Kumar, many Bollywood actors gave their heartfelt condolence on social media.
1. Narendra Modi
Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
2. Akshay Kumar
3. Lata Mangeshkar
Kya kahun? Kya likhu kuch samajh mein nahi aaraha hai.Rishi ji ke nidhan se mujhe bahut dukh ho raha hai.Unke jaane se film industry ki bahut haani hui hai. Ye dukh sehena mere liye bahut mushkil hai.Bhagwan unki aatma ko shanti pradan karein.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 30, 2020
4. Ajay Devgn
5. Emraan Hashmi
Rishi Kapoor’s last movie was The Body with Emraan Hashmi. You left the world too soon Chintu Ji. May his soul Rest in Peace.