Rishi Kapoor, beloved star of films such as Bobby and Chandni, died in a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 67 on Thursday. He fought a long battle with cancer and had spent much of last year in New York being treated. A statement from the Kapoor family said that the actor “remained jovial” and “kept doctors entertained till the end.” Rishi Kapoor, who was famously fond of life, “would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears,” The family have also appealed that lockdown rules be respected by Mr Kapoor’s fans and well-wishers.
Rishi Kapoor’s longtime friend and co-star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on Thursday morning, “He’s gone. Rishi Kapoor, gone, just passed away. I am destroyed.” Mr Kapoor and Big B starred together in films such as Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolie – they reunited for 102 Not Out in 2018, playing father and son.
T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020