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You won't be forgotten: B-town mourns Shashi Kapoor's death

05 December 2017
You won't be forgotten: B-town mourns Shashi Kapoor's death

My condolences to Sanjana, Kunal, Karan and everyone in the family. He had kidney problem since several years. His Bollywood career also began in childhood and he grew into a matinee idol, appearing in more than 150 films and winning over fans with his charm and suave good looks.

Two minutes silence was observed at Delhi International Film Festival to pay homage to the veteran actor on his demise. His wife Jennifer Kendal (sister of actress Felicity Kendal) had died in 1984.

Shashi Kapoor was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011 for his contributions to Art-Cinema.

The actor's performance has been widely acknowledged and has been felicitated with several awards.

Kapoor has been part of several worldwide projects and his contribution to theatre besides Hindi cinema would always be remembered. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s. Shashi Kapoor was suffering from age-related ailments for a prolonged time.

He debuted as a leading man in Dharmputra in 1961, and his most memorable roles were in such films as Jab Jab Phool Khile (Whenever The Flowers Bloom, 1965), Kabhi Kabhie (Sometimes, 1976), and Kalyug (Age of Downfall, 1981).

He appeared in several English-language films, including several Merchant Ivory productions, such as The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talkie, and Heat and Dust.

Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theater and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. However, many people have innocently mistaken him for Shashi Tharoor and mourned the death of the former union minister. His famous pairing opposite Zeenat Aman was seen in movies like Deewaangee, Roti Kapda Aur Makan and Satyam Shivam Sundaram.