The legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, who acted in over 130 Hindi films on the silver screen and attracted millions of fans with his charm, died on Monday at the age of 79.
The actor-producer took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
"Yes, he has passed away. He had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years," his nephew Randhir Kapoor, the son of the late Raj Kapoor, told PTI.
Shashi Kapoor gave us some unforgettable scenes from his movies. One of the most famous dialogues of Bollywood, "Mere paas Maa hai" from movie Deewaar, was delivered by Shashi Kapoor. His legendary film career started as a child actor in the 1940s and 50s.
His first leading role was in the award-winning 1961 Dharmputra, directed by Yash Chopra, which was one of the first Indian features to deal with partition.
The demise of the veteran actor has left many stunned. Big personalities, from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Aamir Khan have tweeted their condolences after Shashi Kapoor's death.
Cricket fraternity also expressed their grief over the death of the famed B-town actor.
Here are some tweets:
#ShashiKapoor ji created his own niche in an era of superstars. His work in some of the biggest hits in 70's is legendary. I offer my condolences to his family. May your soul rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/9hY7f23Rw7— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) December 4, 2017
Oh no! Remember #ShashiKapoor as someone who always laughed and was happy in his movies. If you can spread joy, you have lived a good life.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 4, 2017
Indian cinema has lost a charismatic and one of the most versatile actors #ShashiKapoor. My most heartfelt condolences to the family. This dialogue always remains close to my heart - 'Yeh mat socho ke desh tumhe kya deta hai ... socho yeh ke tum desh ko kya de sakte ho'— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) December 4, 2017
A legendary actor leaves us. May #ShashiKapoor's soul rest in peace.— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 4, 2017
Extremely saddened by the demise of the iconic actor #ShashiKapoor. He will always stay in our hearts for his immense contribution to the Indian cinema. His dialogue 'mere paas maa hai' will remain as one of the most popular lines in Bollywood history. pic.twitter.com/2eFDpSYu8T— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 4, 2017
So sad to hear about the passing away of legend Shashi Kapoor . Had the privilege of meeting him at a dinner in 1986 during a cricket series. What a personality he was-tall , shy, cultured, charming and the best looking Kapoor...RIP.— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) December 4, 2017