Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

Published Dec 04, 2017 06:17pm

Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor passed away today in Mumbai.

According to many Indian sites, the actor had been admitted to Kokilaben hospital where he breathed his last at 5:20pm India time. He was 79.

Part of Bollywood's famous Kapoor family, Shashi Kapoor started his film career as a child actor and made his adult film debut with 1961's Dharamputra. He'd go on to star in numerous projects.

The veteran actor was known for his performance in Deewar,Jab jab Phool Khile, Aa Gale lag jaa and many more. He also worked in 1998's Jinnah providing narration to the film.

Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011 for his contributions to art-cinema. He was also awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in Indian cinema, making him the third member of his family to receive the award after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.