The youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, who's been keeping unwell for quite a while, passed away on December 04.
Mumbai: Yesteryear Bollywood superstar Shashi Kapoor passed away at 79 in a Mumbai hospital. The actor has been unwell for a while.
Bollywood celebrities have been expressing their condolences on Twitter.
His contribution to this industry will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Shashi Kapoor ji you will be missed always. 🙏🏻— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) 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
A great actor, a charming & happy soul, an inspiring humanitarian. We will miss you Shashi ji. RIP #ShashiKapoor— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 4, 2017
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
#SashiKapoor sir will be always remembered for his charismatic style,acting performances and his immense contribution to theatre. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. #OmShanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/H4bvnYURIi— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi saab 😔 the most charming and handsome man bollywood has ever seen. Loved so many of… https://t.co/5bTV5mtfhV— Arbaaz Khan (@arbaazSkhan) December 4, 2017
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.— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) December 4, 2017
Handsome is that handsome does.....— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) December 4, 2017
He was. He did. He lives on......#RIPShashiKapoor
Thank you for your body of work both as an actor and as a producer. Rest in peace, Sir. #ShashiKapoor— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) December 4, 2017
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 . 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/IzRvKDOXM9— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi Kapoor. The charming man, the brave producer, the lovely actor, my neighbour is no more.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) December 4, 2017
One of my favourites passed away today. A handsome charming gentleman who entertained us for 40+ years. His endearing smile will be embedded in my memories.
RIP #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/wXM0YSoQ45— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) December 4, 2017
Born as Balbir Raj Kapoor, he has appeared in multiple Bollywood films alongside some English language ones.
The youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the coveted Padmabhushan by the government of India in 2011. He was also awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2014.