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In Photos: Life and times of Bollywood veteran Shashi Kapoor

Catch Photodesk | Updated on: 4 December 2017, 19:55 IST
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79 (File Photo)

Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of '70s and '80s, died on Monday evening. He was 79.

He took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here.

Actor Randhir Kapoor, son of veteran actor Raj Kapoor, confirmed the news.

"Yes he has passed away. He had kidney problem since several years. He was on dialysis for several years," Randhir Kapoor told PTI.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning, he said.

"Shashi Kapoor expired at 5:20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai," Dr Ram Narain from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital told PTI.

Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s.

His best known performances as a child actor were in "Aag" (1948) and "Awaara" (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor also worked as assistant director in the '50s.

He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film "Dharmputra" and went on to appear in more than 116 films during '70s and until the mid '80s.

Some of his memorable films include "Deewar", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Namak Halal", "Kaala Pathar" and others.

He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79 (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Junoon (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Shakespeare Wallah (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor with Amitabh Bachan in Deewar (File Photo)
Actor Shashi Kapoor and actress Simi Garewal in Siddhartha. (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Jab Jab Phool Khile. (File Photo)
Parveen and Shashi in “Kaala Patthar” (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Dharamputra (File Photo)
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Shashi Kapoor in Ramesh Sharma's 'New Delhi Times’ (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Aag (File Photo)
Shashi Kapoor in Utsav (File Photo)
Ajooba was directed by Shashi Kapoor (File Photo)
First published: 4 December 2017, 19:52 IST