The Indian film industry lost one of its legends as Shashi Kapoor breathed his last on December 4 in Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. The last rites of the actor will be performed today in the afternoon and the entire Bollywood fraternity is expected to attend the funeral of the late actor. Until now, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah have reached Kapoor’s Juhu residence.
1:00 pm: Amitabh Bachchan gets emotional and hugs Shashi Kapoor’s family and children, bidding adieu to the late actor.
12:40 am: A teary eyed Shah Rukh Khan also arrives at the cremation site of the late actor.
12:35 am: Salim Khan leaves the crematorium after paying his last rites. Prayers are going on in the premises for the departed soul before the cremation. A minute of silence is also being observed.
12:30 am: Supriya Pathak, Seema Pahwa, Shakti Kapoor and Suresh Oberoi also arrive for the cremation.
12:10 am: The cops give a salute to the late actor as the salami band plays in the background. Shashi Kapoor’s body has been wrapped in tricolor. Anu Kapoor and Ayan Mukerji have also arrived at the venue.
12:09 am: Shashi Kapoor’s close friend Amitabh Bachchan accompanied by son Abhishek Bachchan arrive to support the Kapoor family. Director Shyam Benegal also turns up. Lara Dutta also makes an appearance with husband Mahesh Bhupati.
12:07 am: Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah were also seen at the Kapoor residence.
12:05 am: Ranbir Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan share an umbrella in the torrential rains and move towards the cremation.
12:00 am: Salim Khan also arrives for the cremation.
11:59 am: Saddened by the demise, Randhir Kapoor also arrives for the last rites. The entire Kapoor family and the body is at the cremation grounds.
11:55 am: The police band will pay their last respects to late actor Shashi Kapoor.
11:50 am: Raj Kapoor’s grandson Aadar Jain arrives at Kapoor’s residence to condole Shashi’s death and pay his respects.
11:45 am: Shashi Kapoor will be cremated at Santa Cruz Hindu Crematorium near Santa Cruz Police Station in Mumbai.
11:37 am: Rishi Kapoor arrives at his late uncle Shashi Kapoor’s residence in Juhu. The actor who was shooting for Rajma Chawal in New Delhi has rushed back to Mumbai to be with his family after the demise of the veteran actor-producer.
11:30 am: Ranbir Kapoor reaches the Kapoor residence to pay his last respects.
11:00 am: Naseeruddin Shah is also present to lend support to the Kapoors in their tough time.
10:57 am: Anil Kapoor reaches Shashi Kapoor’s residence in Juhu to attend the funeral.
10:52 am: Sanjay Dutt was among the first few who reached the residence of Kapoors in Juhu. The actor looked quite saddened by the demise of the multi-talented scion of the First Film Family of Hindi cinema.
10:50 am: Mortal remains of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor is being taken for last rites ceremony from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
December 4: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79. “Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” said Dr Ram Narain, Executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
The Bollywood legend was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on Sunday night, reportedly, for a chest infection treatment. The actor struggled with the condition even in 2014, post his bypass surgery.
Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal and Karan. Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi debuted with the 1961 film Dharmputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi films. He was honoured with the the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honour, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the death of Shashi Kapoor. While President Ram Nath tweeted, “Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind,” PM Modi said, “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.”
Celebrities also took to social media to express their grief and share condolences.
Lata Mangeshkar: “Mujhe abhi pata chala ki guni Abhineta Shashi Kapoor ji ka aaj swargwas hua .Ye sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua, wo ek bahut bhale insaan the. Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.”
Mahesh Bhatt: “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 . ??????”
Karan Johar: “#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…”
Boman Irani: “Handsome is that handsome does…..He was. He did. He lives on……#RIPShashiKapoor”
Arjun Rampal: “So sad to hear the passing of the most charming #ShashiKapoor ji, really saddened by this news. Pray for his soul to find peace. Thank him for the amazing memories he gave us all. Condolences to the Kapoor family. #RIP SIR.”
Vinay Pathak: “Nothing but diligence beauty n innocence.There can never b another(the most)easy handsomeness to the eyes,to the screen.He never shied away from stopping you on the street n giving U a hug!He was my Prithvi Theatre Genie!The stage is silent. Truly a sad day !<heartbroken>RIP????”