Multifaceted, Endearing, Lively: PM Condoles Rishi Kapoor’s Death

Rishi breathed his last after he was admitted to Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Wednesday night.

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Rishi Kapoor breathed his last after he was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 30 April, took to Twitter to express grief over the sudden demise of veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away in Mumbai.

“Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind called him an “evergreen personality with an always smiling face”, saying it was “difficult to believe that he is no more.”

Kapoor breathed his last after he was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

Politicians, ministers and leaders across party lines on Thursday took to Twitter to express offer condolences.

‘Terrible Week for Indian Cinema’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that this has been the worst week for Indian cinema, in the backdrop of the death of another actor, Irrfan Khan, on Wednesday.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the news of Kapoor’s sudden demise was “shocking”, as he remembered him as “not only a great actor but a good human being.”

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said “he endured his illness with dignity and grace”, while Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal remembered him as an actor who “entertained several generations of Indians throughout his career.”

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray also paid tributes to Kapoor, calling him a talented actor who was a “guiding link between two generations of the film industry.”

‘My Senior Schoolmate Whom I Competed With in Inter-Class Dramatics’

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor remembered Rishi Kapoor as his senior schoolmate with whom he had once competed with in "inter-class dramatics."

Several other leaders and ministers across party lines also offered their condolences.

In a career spanning over five decades, Kapoor appeared in a multitude of films. He is survived by his wife Neetu Singh Kapoor and children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor.

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