Mumbai: Shashi Kapoor, 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, died in a private hospital on Monday. He was 79. He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.
“He had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years,” his nephew Randhir Kapoor, the son of the late Raj Kapoor, said.
The end came at 5.20 pm. The funeral would be held in on Tuesday morning.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of the popular actor.
Shashi — the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, a pioneer of Hindi film and theatre — appeared in more than 150 films, winning over fans with his charm and suave good looks.
Born on March 18, 1938, hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s.