Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Wednesday night at Mumbai’s HN Reliance Foundation Hospital at the age of 67. He was suffering from cancer which is was first diagnosed in 2018.
He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering. Post return to India, Kapoor’s health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to confirm the news of Rishi Kapoor’s demise a while ago. He wrote, “He’s GONE.. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !” (sic)
Rishi Kapoor, aka Chintu, used to be quite active on social media, had’t posted anything on his Twitter account since April 2. His last message on Twitter was about how India should fight unitedly fight the coronavirus war.
“An appeal Folded hands to all brothers and sisters from all social status and faiths. Please don’t resort to violence,stone throwing or lynching. Doctors, Nurses, Medics, Policemen etc..are endangering their lives to save you. We have to win this Coronavirus war together. Please. Jai Hind!Flag of India,” he had tweeted on 2 April after the reports of violence against the medics surfaced.
The actor recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film “The Intern”, also featuring Deepika Padukone.