Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has died at 67 after a two-year-long battle with cancer.
The 67-year-old actor was admitted in H N Reliance hospital, where he breathed his last today morning.
His brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news.
Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news on Twitter.
He tweeted, “He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”
Check out the tweet right here:https://twitter.com/SrBachchan/status/1255709029336322048?s=20
The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, Kapoor was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.
He was first admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At the time, Rishi Kapoor had said that he was suffering from an “infection”.
He was part of hit films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar , Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol, Bobby, Chandani and others.
A message from Rishi Kapoor’s family
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.