Politicians Pay Tribute to Late Shashi Kapoor

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  • Shashi Kapoor took his last breath on December 4th in Mumbai
  • PM Modi and President Kovind paid tribute to the actor

One of the stalwarts of the Indian cinema industry, Shashi Kapoor passed away on the eve of December 4th in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. He was 79 and is survived by his three children Kunal, Sanjana and Karan Kapoor. Late Shashi Kapoor is said to have acted in over 175 films that include some legendary pieces such as Awaara and Sangram as a child actor and then he was starred in films such as Deewaar, Kalyug, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Trishul, Waqt, and many more. As soon as the news of his death surfaced the internet, fans and followers of the Padma Bhushan awardee from across the world took to the Internet to express their grief and condolences over the sad demise of the actor.

People used the descriptions like “Versatile actor of Bollywood,” “Prince charming #Shashikapoor,” “#ShashiKapoor, the heartthrob,” “the gentleman of the Hindi cinema,” “legendary actor” for the actor as they tweeted about the sad demise of the actor.

Even the politicians of the country poured their heartfelt condolences for the ace actor. From President to PM and the union ministers tweeted about the loss.

The President tweeted about the loss

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a heartfelt tweet for the sad demise of the legendary actor.

The Union Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted about the Actor, and talked about the versatility of the actor.

The Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma tweeted about the actor

Some of the people mistook Shashi ‘Kapoor’ as Shashi ‘Tharoor’ on which the politician clarified. He wrote,

He also wrote about late Shashi Kapoor’s saddened departure.

Late Shashi Kapoor was the third son of the legendary actor Prithviraj Kapoor (Who took the Indian Cinema to another level) and the youngest sibling of Raj and Shammi Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor was married to Jennifer Kendal, who used to be an English actress and had founded the popular Prithvi Theatre of Mumbai. Not only Padma Bhushan, he had also won the National Award for best actor for New Delhi Times in 1986, for Best Feature Film as a Producer for Junoon and received the Special Mention (Feature Film) for Muhafiz in 1994. He had also won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015.

 “WITH THE DEMISE OF SHASHI KAPOOR, AN ERA OF INDIAN CINEMA CAME TO AN END”
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