Leading Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has died at the age of 67 at the Sir HM Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai.
Rishi Kapoor's family also issued a statement to share the news of his demise with fans.
According to Indian broadcaster NDTV, Rishi Kapoor had been battling cancer for almost two years and was admitted to hospital yesterday with difficulty breathing.
It may be recalled that in October 2018, reports surfaced that Rishi Kapoor was suffering from cancer for which he had gone to the United States for treatment, but at that time he had not confirmed his illness.
Later, in January 2019, his brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed that he was undergoing treatment in the United States, but the disease was not disclosed at that time.
However, exactly a year ago in April, filmmaker Rahul Rawal had said that Rishi Kapoor had recovered from cancer.
It should be noted that this is the second death in a week that has shaken the Indian cinema industry. Just a day ago, actor Irfan Khan died in a Mumbai hospital, he was also suffering from cancer.
Expressing deep sorrow over Rishi Kapoor's death, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan said in a Twitter message, "He is gone, Rishi Kapoor is gone, I am broken." However, he later deleted his message.
Film star Rajni Kant said on Rishi Kapoor's death, "My heart is broken, RIP, my dear friend Rishi Kapoor."
Actor Akshay Kumar said in his message that it feels like we are having a nightmare, just heard the news of Rishi Kapoor's death, he was the best star and a good friend.
In the past, Rishi Kapoor was known for his romantic performances as a hero. He acted in Qulli, Manju, Sargam, Bol Radha Bol, and several super hit films.
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