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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor dies at 67 in Mumbai hospital

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor dies at 67 in Mumbai. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning after his health deteriorated.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on April 30. The actor was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. Rishi Kapoor was battling cancer since 2018, and was in the US for treatment for a year. The actor’s brother, Randhir Kapoor, told the media on Wednesday night that he was admitted to the hospital due to his health deteriorating.

Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news of Rishi Kapoor’s demise on Twitter.

The tweet by Amitabh read, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !”

Rishi was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and he returned to India from New York in September last year, after his cancer treatment. He was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning, his brother Randhir Kapoor said yesterday.

In March this year, Neetu Kapoor took to Instagram to post a ‘meal out’ photo with Rishi. She wrote, “Meal out after a long period becomes so special!! You value each moment, enjoy every dish!”

Rishi Kapoor was last seen in the web series The Body on Netflix. He had also shot for a film in Delhi earlier this year.

Rishi Kapoor, the son of Raj Kapoor, broke on to the Indian cinema scene with his first film itself, Mera Naam Joker, in which he played the role of a child artiste. The actor received a National Award for Mera Naam Joker.

In 1973, Rishi Kapoor made his film debut as an adult, with Bobby, opposite Dimple Kapadia. The first film made Kapoor an overnight star and gave the country a new hero.

The actor’s last Bollywood film was the 2018 film 102 Not Out alongside Amitabh Bachchan.

Rishi Kapoor is survived by wife and actor Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.