Shashi Kapoor was one of the most loved Bollywood actors from the 1970s and ’80s, has died after battling a long illness. He was 79. The news was made official by a family member, Randhir Kapoor. He was quoted saying that legendary actor passed away Monday at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, where he was being treated for a kidney illness.
Shashi Kapoor was given state honor by wrapping him in the tricolor and hosted a salute ceremony which included a moment of silence followed by a performance by the Police Company Band. Sanjay Dutt, Javed Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Abhishek Bachchan had come to pay last tribute t legendary actor Shashi Kapoor.
His demise left the country shocked and Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to leave an emotional message and wrote, “ Grew up watching this actor who inspired so many emotions. May he rest in peace. 🙏🙏🙏 #ShashiKapoorji you will be missed.”
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 4, 2017