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Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor passes away

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Mumbai Veteran actor and producer Shashi Kapoor, the youngest brother of greatest showman Raj Kapoor, who was once a well-known pair with Amitabh Bachchan, died at Kokilaben Hospital here on Monday afternoon after a prolonged illness.

His dialogue from ‘Deewar’ ‘Mere paas maa hai” ( I have my mother) is still famous even after 40 years. Shashi was one of the leading actors of Indian cinema having appeared in 160 movies — 12 in English and 148 in Hindi. In 148 Hindi pictures, he had played the solo lead role in 61 films.

He was the lead hero in 53 released multi-star cast Hindi films, 2 unreleased multi-star moviesand in 21 Hindi pictures had a supporting role. He is survived by two sons, Karan, Kunal and daughter and grand children. His wife, Jennifer, had passed away in the late 1980s.

Shashi, who was born as Balbir Raj Kapoor, had also made noteworthy contribution to theatre by forming Prithvi Theatres. Prez, Vice Prez condole death of Shashi Kapoor New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice president Venkaiah Naidu on Monday condoled the death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor.

In his condolence message, the President said,’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.’ Expressing his condolences, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said,’Saddened by the passing away of veteran actor, Shashi Kapoor. He will always be remembered for the memorable roles he played in a number of films. May his soul rest in peace.’

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