The veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passed away around 5:20 pm yesterday at Kokilaben hospital, Mumbai. He was 79 and had been on dialysis for failing kidneys.
His death has left generations of Bollywood fans and the whole industry shocked and grieving.
Fans and followers of the veteran actor across the world took to the Twitter to express their grief and condolences. The late star has been remembered with love and respect by many of the top people from the film fraternity.
Check out these tweets that the people from Bollywood industry have tweeted about the late actor:
Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star #ShashiKapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films…and precious memories.. 😭 RIP Shashi-ji.
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) 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
#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
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
Mujhe abhi pata chala ki guni Abhineta Shashi Kapoor ji ka aaj swargwas hua .Ye sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua, wo ek bahut bhale insaan the. Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 4, 2017
तेरा मुझसे है पहले का नाता कोई …… You will be remembered forever… Thank you for being part of my growing up years, thank you for the entertainment. The Charmer, The Style Icon, The Actor. #ShashiKapoorji – RIP Sir, Condolences to the family.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 4, 2017
Just think of the remarkable contribution the man made to Indian Cinema… he backed films with passion and conviction… backed the arts with all his heart. Great man. He will live on. #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/TVQTKFTFSl
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor …. sigh.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) December 4, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing away of our most charismatic handsome & finest actor #ShashiKapoor. Sir you will always remain in our hearts. RIP
— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) December 4, 2017
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 4, 2017
Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a #RIPShashiKapoor message.
Have a look:
Shashi Kapoor's versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor had received the Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke awards from the government, and several other film honours too.
He had been in a wheelchair for the last few years due to which he rarely made any public appearances.
We are already missing you, sir! RIP Shashi Kapoor Ji!