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Rishi Kapoor dies in Mumbai hospital after battle with cancer

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent treatment for almost a year in New York.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2020 8:10:23 am
Rishi Kapoor Rishi Kapoor was last seen in The Body. (Photo: APH Images)

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. He was admitted to the hospital a day earlier. Brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news to indianexpress.com, saying: “He passed away just now.”

On Wednesday night, Randhir had said: “He is hospitalised. Neetu is by his side. He is not well.” It is learnt that he was in ICU for almost a week.

Rishi Kapoor had returned to India in September last year after almost a year-long cancer treatment in New York.

rishi kapoor dead Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai. (Photo: Neetu Kapoor/Instagram)

The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent a marrow treatment and recovery that lasted over 11 months. Rishi’s wife Neetu Kapoor was also with him in New York while son Ranbir and his rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt made regular trips.

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Talking about his treatment, Rishi Kapoor had told Hindustan Times, “I feel very fresh and geared up to do any kind of work. My batteries are all charged and I’m looking forward to facing the camera. I just hope I haven’t forgotten acting. Right now, I don’t know if my work will be welcomed or if people are going to trash me. When I was going through treatment, I had a few blood transfusions. And I told Neetu that I hope with the new blood, I haven’t forgotten acting.”

Rishi Kapoor cancer treatment new york Rishi Kapoor during his treatment in New York. (Photo: Neetu Singh/Instagram)

During the period when Rishi was in New York, several celebrities from the film fraternity including Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar and Malaika Arora met him at his residence there.

Rishi Kapoor was last seen in The Body, alongside Emraan Hashmi.

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