Published: 2017-12-04 18:58:25 BdST
Veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, has died at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 79.
Dr Ram Narain, Executive Director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, told IANS in a message that Shahshi died at 5:20pm on Monday.
Shashi Kapoor's nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor also confirmed the news.
The actor’s "Siddhartha" co-star Simi Garewal termed the demise of Shashi ‘the end of an era’.
She tweeted: "Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star ShashiKapoor. 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.. ?? RIP Shashi-ji."
His "Kalyug" co-star Raj Babbar, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, filmmakers Karan Johar and Hansal Mehta paid tribute to the "most charming actor ever" who would forever remain in their memories.
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.
Star of Bollywood hits like Deewar, Shaan and Namak Halal, his career spanned Indian and international cinema. He was also renowned for his theatre work.