Veteran Bollywood actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, passed away in Mumbai after prolonged illness and old age. He was 79
Kapoor was a member of a family dynasty in the Bollywood film industry. He was the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, a veteran of Bollywood and the theater. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. His wife Kendal died in 1984.
Shashi Kapoor started his career in 1961 from the film Dharmputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi films. Shashi Kapoor is best known for his acting in Deewar, “Kabhie Kabhie, Namak Halal, Kaala Pathar, Trishul, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Shaan to name a few. After successfully acting in several Hindi and English movies, he donned the producer’s hat. He also tried his hands at direction. He was also hailed as first Indian actor to work extensively in Hollywood films and British films.
The government of India honoured Shashi Kapoor with Padma Bhushan in 2011 for his contributions to Art-Cinema. The late actor was felicitated by 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.