Rishi Kapoor Passes Away Last Rites to be Performed at Chandanwadi Crematorium
Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai today. The actor was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Wednesday morning. The cause of death remains unknown.
He was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty which has long dominated Bollywood, the Hindi film industry.
The actor made a huge splash in 1973 with his first lead role in Bobby – a teenage love story.
He played the romantic lead in dozens of films for over two decades, after which he made a successful transition to character roles.
Rishi Kapoor debuted as a child actor in 1970 in his father Raj Kapoor’s film, Mera Naam Joker.
Several of his films in the 1980s and 90s – Khel Khel Mein, Karz and Chandni – became massive box office hits.
The news he had lost his battle with cancer came a day after the death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.
Kapoor was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018 and returned to India last September after a year-long course of treatment in New York.
He was taken to hospital on Wednesday morning after he complained of breathing difficulties, his brother Randhir Kapoor told the Press Trust of India.