December 04, 2017 06:28 PM

Mumbai (Face2News)

Renowned Actor Shashi Kapoor (79) passes away on Monday in Mumbai after prolonged illness. Kapoor was born in Calcutta in 1938 as the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor and the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He acted in over 175 films, was honoured the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2015.

Known for his work in films such as Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Kabhie Kabhie, the 79-year-old had stayed away from the limelight in the last two decades.

He had been suffering from ailments for the past few years. He had undergone a bypass surgery and was also hospitalized for a chest infection in 2014. He is survived by three children - Kunal, Sanjana and Karan Kapoor.

President of India, said, Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and international films. His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theatre movement in India too are cherished. Condolences to his family #PresidentKovind.

Prime Minister Mr. Modi said, 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.

In his tweat Virender Sehwag, said One of the most iconic dialogues ever, #ShashiKapoor . You will continue to inspire future generation of actors. Condolences to family and friends.

Ritesh Deshmukh in his tweet said, 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.

Rahul Gandhi said, A legend has passed away. Shashi Kapoor will remain in our hearts forever. My condolences to his loved ones and all his fans.

Randeep Surjewala said, My deepest condolences on the passing away of veteran actor #ShashiKapoor.His effervescent presence on the big screen as well as at the stage shall be deeply missed. His valuable contribution to the growth of Indian Cinema,specially on world stage is also a matter of great pride.

Ajay Devgun also conveyed condolences to the family of Shashi Kapoor .

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