Shashi Kapoor dies at 79, an 'era has ended' say friends
The star was a romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s
Veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, died on Monday at a hospital. He was 79.
"Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 p.m. on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital, here," said Dr Ram Narain, Executive Director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
Shashi Kapoor's nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor too confirmed the news. "He has passed away," said Randhir.
Actor and television host Simi Garewal tweeted:
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