Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79 in Mumbai.
The embodiment of romance and charm who wooed the top leading ladies of the ’70s and ’80s on the silver screen and captivated millions of fans, had been admitted to Kokilaben hospital where he breathed his last at 5:20pm India time.
Condolences and tributes poured in for the legend:
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
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017
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
RIP Shashi Kapoor. One of the finest and most charming actors to have graced the silver screen pic.twitter.com/wgaJgYrt22
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) December 4, 2017
Deeply saddened by the demise of the legend #ShashiKapoor ji.
Shall always miss your charm and your greatness. You will live in our hearts for all times to come. pic.twitter.com/mjsoXCBEtN
— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor Ji was such an icon! An inspiration and reference point for all aspiring actors! This is truly an end of an era.. Deeply saddened by this news. Thank you sir for giving us your magic at the movies. #RIPShashiKapoor
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) December 4, 2017
An end of an era. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji.. A talent, the world had the pleasure of witnessing,..a humanitarian I had the pleasure of meeting.. a charmer the world will always remember. Condolences to the family and fans.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 4, 2017
At a loss for words as veteran actor #ShashiKapoor passes away. Spent countless hours watching movies of this legendary and charming actor while growing up. Rest in peace, sir. pic.twitter.com/yEZ7YTmKeJ
— Shafqat Amanat Ali (@ShafqatAmanatA) December 4, 2017
RIP #ShashiKapur sir. Your infectious smile, charm and iconic renditions will always remain.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) December 4, 2017
A very kind man & a great actor , I met #ShashiKapoor in Karachi on the set of the film #Jinnah. He was co-starring with Christopher Lee. #Shashi always believed in peace & harmony among neighbors. Free at last. (RIP) https://t.co/xmZTVpLCpK
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) December 4, 2017
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) December 4, 2017
#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
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) December 4, 2017