Yesteryears veteran Bollywood actor, Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday while undergoing treatment for his age-related illness. He was 79. The actor is the son of the legendary figure of Indian cinema Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He acted in more than 200 films and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2015.
The Executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Dr Ram Narain who has been treating the actor declared that “Shashi Kapoor was admitted on Sunday night for a chest infection and expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai”.
He is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal and Karan. Shashi Kapoor's most acclaimed dialogue in the 1975 film Deewaar — ‘Meray Pass Maa Hai’ (I have my mother with me) — still remained popular throughout ages. Shashi's real name was Balbir Raj Kapoor. The entire Bollywood thronged his house in Juhu including the veteran actor Amitabh Bachan with whom Shahi had a special bondage as the duo acted together in a number of films.