Yesteryear Actor Shashi Kapoor passes away :Bollywood pays tribute !

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor , member of the prestigious Kapoor clan passed away today at the age of 79. He was keeping unwell due to his old age and health issues and his death marked the  end of his golden era. He has many achievements in his name and the world will always remember him for his paramount performances and contribution to the film industry.

In 2011 he received the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India . In 2015 , keeping up with the family legacy of Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor ,he was awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke award , the highest award in Indian cinema. In 2010 he won the lifetime achievement filmfare award.

Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor poses with actress Neetu Singh, Karishma Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Rekha after receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Award .

 

He made his debut in the film Dharmaputra and without looking back his career soared all heights and he has worked in 116 bollwood movies.He was also India’s one of the first actors to act in International films like The householder and Shakespeare Wallah .He was very popular from the late sixties to the mid 80s having worked with renowned actresses like Rekha , Zeenat aman and Sharmila Tagore. He has worked wit Amitabh Bachchan in 12 movies . Some of his  famous movies were deewar , Roti Kapda aur Makaan , Kalyug , Haseena maan Jaegi .

 

Bollywood actors and celebrities chose to express their grief on twitter . Our prime minister tweeted   “#ShashiKapoor versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.

 

Though people of India easily confused Shashi kapoor with Shashi Tharoor as he was seen tweeting on twitter “We’re getting condolence calls in the office! Reports of my demise are, if not exaggerated, at least premature. 

While Ajay Devagon wrote what we all are feeling right now

“You won’t be forgotten. Rest in peace 

The man who made heroines go weak in their knees , who gave us dialogues like “mere pass maa hai ” , Shashi Tharoor has left his impact on this world and will not be forgotten any time soon. He was truly a bollywood legend who left his mark on our hearts.

Atul Khatri , the comedian chose very wise word to express his grief and that of the bollywood fraternity !

“I am convinced these are not unseasonal rains over Mumbai. These are tears for ShashiKapoor ”

Virender Sehwag , an active twitterati also took to twitter to express his grief and shared a picture of Mr Kapoor in  one his iconic films.

“One of the most iconic dialogues ever,  You will continue to inspire future generation of actors. Condolences to family and friends. 

The finance minister of India also took to twitter to express his grief!

“Condolences on the sad demise of veteran actor  .He was a towering personality of the silver screen & known for his impeccable acting across the world. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in peace.

With his demise, comes to an end the golden era of Bollywood !

 

 

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