Actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Today veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai. The Bollywood legend was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on Sunday night, reportedly from the chest infection.

The actor suffered from the problem even in 2014, post his bypass surgery.

His nephew Mohit Marwah confirmed the news on Twitter. “My favourite Shashi Kapoor rests in peace today. Will be remembered always,” he tweeted.

Shashi Kapoor have a daughter Sanjana Kapoor and two sons Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.

Shashi Kapoor, born as Balbir Raj Kapoor on March 18, 1938, worked in over 175 films as an actor.

Shashi Kapoor started his film career as a child actor. He worked in brother Raj Kapoor’s  Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951). Shashi Kapoor made his debut as hero in the 1961 film Dharmputra and then went on to rule the Bollywood from till the late 1980s.

He is the son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra.

He was honoured with the the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honour, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.

He also produced several hit films like Junoon, Kalyug, Vijeta and Utsav. Apart from directing 1991 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Ajooba, Shashi Kapoor also directed a Russian movie Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora in 1988.