A look into the Legendary Actor Shashi Kapoor’s life

A look into the Legendary Actor Shashi Kapoor’s life

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Dec 5, 2017  Updated On : Apr 21, 2018

In an extrememly unfortunate incident, the silent romantic hero of Indian Cinema Shashi Kapoor left for his heavenly abode on Monday. He was just 79. He breathed his last in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai. The reason of his death was severe chest infection and he was also suffering from kindney problems since a long time now.

His exact time of death is 5:20 pm. The funeral will be held today at his house. He has 3 children, Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. His wife, the British beauty, Jeniffer Kendal had passed away in 1984.

Shashi Kapoor originally named Balbir Prithiviraj  Kapoor, was the son of Prithviraj Kapoor and younger brother of Raj Kapoor. He was the only actor in his family who was most interested in theatres rather than films, but to keep working for his theatre he needed financial support and thus kept working in films. His father’s theatre Prithvi Theatres was his most cherished possession. He would go and see all the plays that took place in the theatre. It is also known that he would buy the tickets before watching any show. Such a gentle heart! After Prithviraj Kapoor’s death, Shashi and his wife Jennifer took it upon themselves to promote Hindi theatre and thus formed a trust and kept working for Prithvi theatres.

Shashi Kapoor had his acting debut as a child artist in the film Aag in 1948. He made his debut as a leading man in the film Dharamputra in 1961. Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor had shared screen spaces a lot of times and thus became great friends. Their film Deewar, was a super hit and its dialogue “Mere paas maa hai” had become a common lingo and is used till date.

With his sudden demise, the whole fraternity is in shock and that chair in Prithvi theatre will remain unoccupied from now on. We wish his soul to rest in peace and our condolences to his family. You will always be the crooked teeth and devastatingly handsome romantic hero! 

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