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India mourns the demise of legendary actor Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor drew his last breath on April 30. The legendary actor was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. Rishi Kapoor was fighting cancer since 2018 and was in the United States for treatment for a year.

The actor’s brother, Randhir Kapoor, told the reporters on Wednesday night that Rishi Kapoor was admitted to the hospital after his health started deteriorating.

The actor is survived by his wife and actor Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.

Credits: Express Tribune

Rishi was diagnosed with deadly disease cancer in 2018 and had returned to India from New York in September last year, following his cancer treatment. He was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning, his brother Randhir Kapoor told yesterday.

An official statement confirming the actor’s death read: “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8.45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.

He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way.”

The actor was last seen in the web series The Body on Netflix. In fact, he had also shot for a film in Delhi earlier this year.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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