Rishi Kapoor's demise | 'Terrible week for Indian cinema': India grieves veteran actor's death
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Day after the untimely demise of Irrfan Khan, the Bollywood on Thursday suffered another shock after veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at Mumbai's Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital.
Veteran Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan was the first person who confirmed the news of the death of Rishi Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor, who was also known as Bollywood's 'Chintoo', was admitted to hospital after suffering breathing problem on Wednesday.
Soon after his death, politicians took it to twitter to express grief over Rishi Kapoor sad demise. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was the first to express grief and called it a "terrible week for the Indian cinema".
"This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends and fans all over the world, at this time of grief," said Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also expressed grief over Rishi Kapoor's demise, calling it a shocking momement.
"The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans," he said.
Union Minister Smriti Irani said, "In 2014 he told me ‘bhag jaldi Dilli pagal ‘ for he knew I’ve been summoned to take oath. The last I saw him was on a set and that’s how il remember him. Prodding you to do your best, caring for the little things, teaching you the craft no matter how old you were on the job."
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Griefing on Kapoor's death, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the legendary actor "entertained several generations of Indians throughout his career".
"Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor. He entertained several generations of Indians throughout his career. What a terrible loss.. My condolences to the grieving family. May God bless his soul," he tweeted.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, "Saddened to know veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. It is a devastating news for his family, friends and fans. My heartfelt condolences to his close ones. May they find strength in this most difficult time. He would always be remembered for his iconic roles".
Congress' Shashi Shashi Tharoor condoled the sad demise of his "senior schoolmate at Mumbai’s CampionSchool" and said "Rishi Kapoor, whom i competed with in " inter-class dramatics" in 1967-68, has gone to a better world. From the romantic hero of "Bobby" to the mature character actor of his last films, he evolved remarkably. RIP"
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted, "Saddened by the sudden demise of Rishi Kapoor who left a profound imprint on Bollywood by his versatile acting. Have grown up watching many of his films since my student days. A great loss to the world of creativity. My sincere condolences!"
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