- Shashi Kapoor died in Mumbai's Kokilaben Ambani Hospital
- Shashi Kapoor was 79
- Shashi Kapoor had been undergoing dialysis
"Yes, he has passed away. He had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years," his nephew Randhir Kapoor, the son of the late Raj Kapoor, told news agency PTI.
Mr Kapoor had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis for several years.
The veteran actor has starred in several films such as Deewar, In Custody and Junoon. He was the younger brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of the popular actor.
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- President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 4, 2017
PM Modi recalled Mr Kapoor's contribution to cinema and theatre.
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
Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s.
He is best known for his performances as a child actor were in "Aag" (1948) and "Awaara" (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor also worked as assistant director in the '50s.
He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film "Dharmputra" and went on to appear in more than 116 films during the '70s and until the mid '80s.
Shashi Kapoor's career spanned Indian and international cinema. He was as renowned for his theatre work as he was for movies.
Shashi Kapoor was married to actress Jennifer Kendal and is survived by his sons Karan and Kunal and daughter Sanjana Kapoor.
He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received cinema's prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.
(with inputs from PTI)