October 26, 2020

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Shashi Kapoor dies at 79, an ‘era has ended’

Veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, died on Monday at a hospital here. He was 79.

“Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 p.m. on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital, here,” Dr. Ram Narain, Executive Director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, told.

Shashi Kapoor’s nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor too confirmed the news. “He has passed away,” Randhir told.

Third and the youngest son of late Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi underwent a cataract surgery in 2012.

Married to Anglo-Indian theatre actress Jennifer Kendal, Shashi had three children — Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.

Shashi made his debut with Yash Chopra’s “Dharamputra” in 1961. (IANS)

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