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Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor no more

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor no more

Shashi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital on Monday - he was 79 and had been on dialysis for failing kidneys.

"Shashi Kapoor passed away at 5.15 pm".

Kapoor's death has been widely condoled in India. "Condolences to his family", said Kovind in a message on Twitter.

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).

If you're a keen fan of Bollywood, you're going to be missing actor Shashi.

. May his soul rest in peace. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also confirmed the death of the actor.

"Shashi Uncle was not only a great star and a passionate filmmaker, but a wonderful human being". I remember thinking that he looked like a Hollywood actor. Saddened by his demise. Randhir Kapoor said the funeral would be held in the morning on Tuesday, as per a report by PTI. "He will be fondly remembered by all and has left a void hard to fill in the world of cinema", she added.

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Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "A legend has passed away. My condolences to his loved ones and all his fans". "I did watch most of his movies while growing up, and it is such a loss that the all the three Kapoor brothers from that era are no more", said Roshni Raimalwala, co-founder at the Care2Share social initiative.

Director Shyam Bengal described him as "god's good man" and a attractive human-being.

Having married actor Jennifer Kendal in 1958, Kapoor became part of the Merchant Ivory stable of English-language films set in India, starring opposite Kendal in Bombay Talkie (1970) and Merchant Ivory's 1982 hit Heat and Dust.

Shashi started his film journey as a child artist and, in his lifetime, appeared in over 150 films.

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.

The legendary actor was awarded several accolades for his contribution to the entertainment industry, with the most notable being Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015.