Life and death are the only constant things in this world. Just as we are about to step into another year, we have lost one of the brightest stars of Bollywood. Yes, veteran actor Shashi Kapoor has passed away just few hours ago at the age of 79 in Mumbai. Shashi Kapoor, who was awarded the Padma Bhusan Award in 2011 for his contribution to Indian cinema was keeping ill for past few months. He was reportedly fighting hard with old age issues and diseases and was kept under constant medical supervision. In spite of living under critical conditions, his demise has come as a shock to his family and every single fan around the country.
Shashi Kapoor was born as Balbir Raj Kapoor on March 18, 1938 in Calcutta and worked in over 175 films as an actor. This talented actor came from a the famous family of Kapoors. Born to filmmaker and actor father Prithviraj Kapoor, he was also brother to successful actors Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor at the same time. Married to Anglo-Indian theatre actress Jennifer Kendal, he had three children; Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.
He produced various big movies like Kalyug, Vijeta, Junoon and Utsav which made him hugely popular in Bollywood those years. Apart from directing Ajooba in 1991 which starred Amitabh Bachchan, he also happened to direct a Russian movie ‘Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora’ in 1988. Famed for the super-hit Bollywood dialogue, ‘Mere Paas Maa Hain’ from his film Deewar, he also boasts a parallel career in international films like The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, Pretty Polly, Heat and Dust and more.
Well this news has made his fans and everyone in the film industry deeply saddened. He was always a pillar of strength for his friends and family and his loss is felt deeply. He will always be remembered as a pure and kind hearted spirit for the all of us, and we hope his soul Rests In Peace.