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Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Famous Bollywood star, Shashi Kapoor died today at the age of 79. Kapoor was unwell for quite some time and was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The CEO of the Kokilaben hospital confirmed that the star took his last breath at 5:20 pm. Shashi Kapoor is the third son of Prithviraj Kapoor, who made his Bollywood debut in 1961, as the lead actor, in the film Dharmputra. Veteran actor acted in more than a hundred Bollywood films, of which he played the solo lead in 1961.

He was a member of famous Kapoor family of Bollywood. He was born in Kolkata on March 18, 1938, and he is the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He has three sons, Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.

He worked in over 175 Bollywood films as an actor and gave several hits like Junoon, Kalyug, Vijeta, and Utsav. Shashi Kapoor started his film career as a child actor and made his debut in the 1961 film Dharmputra.

Legendary Actor Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government for his contributions to Art-Cinema In 2011. Also, he was awarded in the year 2015 for the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Which made him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema followed by Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.

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Shilpi Gupta

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