PM Modi, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, Boman Irani and Harsha Bhogle mourned the death of one of India’s debonair stars.
PM Narendra Modi, film industry mourn Shashi Kapoor's death
Mumbai - 04 Dec 2017 18:58 IST
Updated : 21 Jan 2019 16:17 IST
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79 after a prolonged illness. Shashi breathed his last at 5.20pm at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai on Monday evening. The actor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and two sons, Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.
As soon as the news of his death came, tributes and condolences followed.
Filmaker Karan Johar called him a gentleman and the most enigmatic actor.
#RIPShashiKapoor ...the most charming and enigmatic actor ever...a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional...thoughts and prayers with the family....his work will always live on... pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017
Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt expressed his gratitude for the way Shashi touched many lives.
As the skies burst and it begins to rain in this part of Mumbai. My heart is filled with deep gratitude. Thank you Sir ! You touched our lives only the way you could have . ððð pic.twitter.com/IzRvKDOXM9— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 4, 2017
Actor Boman Irani had a few words for Shashi's good looks.
Handsome is that handsome does.....— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) December 4, 2017
He was. He did. He lives on......#RIPShashiKapoor
Actress Simi Grewal, who had worked with Shashi in the bold international film Siddhartha (1972), was left saddened by the passing away of her good friend.
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.. ð RIP Shashi-ji.— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) December 4, 2017
Actor Jaaved Jaafferi called him a wonderful gentleman one who charmed his fans with his endearing smile.
One of my favourites passed away today. A handsome charming gentleman who entertained us for 40 years. His endearing smile will be embedded in my memories.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) December 4, 2017
RIP #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/wXM0YSoQ45
Singer Shweta Pandit revealed that she had a crush on the handsome actor.
As a little girl growing up in the 90s, the only movie i was allowed to watch countless number of times was Pyar Ka Mausam & Pyar kiye Jaa. He became my monster crush & my most favorite Kapoor of all. Will miss you, the perfect gentleman superstar, #RIPShashiKapoor .. #endofanera pic.twitter.com/ZBbQklf5f7— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) December 4, 2017
Actor and Central Board of Film Certification member Vani Tripathi Tikoo hailed Shashi as the original global Thespian of Indian cinema.
It was not just the film fraternity, but cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle too who paid tribute to the actor.
Oh no! Remember #ShashiKapoor as someone who always laughed and was happy in his movies. If you can spread joy, you have lived a good life.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 4, 2017
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, too, was too shocked to react.
Prime minister Narendra Modi spoke about Shashi's versatility.
Shashi Kapoor's versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2017