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Shashi Kapoor’s Last Rites In Mumbai


Actor Shashi Kapoor’s last rites are underway in Mumbai. The late star’s body was taken from Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital to the Santa Cruz crematorium via Prithvi Theatre. The hearse was accompanied by Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal, nephew Randhir and other members of the family.

Several colleagues from the film industry were photographed at the crematorium, among them Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah. Shashi Kapoor was taken to hospital on Sunday and died yesterday.

He was 79 and had been on dialysis for failing kidneys. Shashi Kapoor, star of such as Deewar and Junoon, was the last of the Kapoors of his generation – Raj and Shammi Kapoor were his older brothers, actor Prithviraj Kapoor was his father. Shashi Kapoor is survived by his three children with late actress Jennifer Kendal – Sanjana, Kunal, and Karan.

Amitabh Bachchan also posted an emotional tribute  to his friend on his blog, writing “With men like Shashi Kapoor around, I stood no chance.” On Twitter, messages poured in from the President, several politicians, cricketers and stars like Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra.

Shashi Kapoor’s Siddhartha co-star Simi Garewal wrote: “Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star Shashi Kapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone… All that remains are his films…and precious memories…”
He also gave Bollywood one of it’s most famous dialogues – “Mere paas Maa hain” from Deewar.

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