Shashi Kapoor, the epitome of romance and charm who spark the top leading ladies of the ’70s and ’80s on the silver screen and captivated millions of fans, died on Monday in Mumbai at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. He was 79.
The Veteran actor-producer took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
“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 Press Trust of India.
Randhir Kapoor said the funeral would be held tomorrow morning.
“Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” Dr. Ram Narain from the hospital told PTI.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the popular actor on twitter.
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
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
Shashi Kapoor born as Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor; 18 March 1938-4 December 2017 was an Indian film actor and producer. He featured in a large number of Hindi films as well as several English-language films notably the films produced by Merchant-Ivory. He was also a film director and assistant director in the Hindi film industry.
The king of romance, whose charm left every women in awe. The jewel of our industry #ShashiKapoor ji is no more. You will be missed Sir. RIP🙏
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) December 4, 2017
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, “Mere paas maa hai.” Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
Just woke up in Sydney to the sad news about #ShashiKapoor ji. He was d 1st to give me a role in Utsav. A huge star. He taught me how to treat new comers with love & dignity. He was full of life & Life was full of him. Most charming Actor & human beings of all times. RIP Sir. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3rXm1USm9s
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 4, 2017
RIP #shashikapoor ji your contribution to cinema and your infectious smile will always stay with us. Prayers and condolences to the family 🙏
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) December 5, 2017
Shashi Kapoor was a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India’s Bollywood cinema. Shashi Kapoor was born in Kolkata during the British Raj. He was the third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the widower of Jennifer Kendal, and the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor. In 2011, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema.In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. He was admitted for a reported chest infection at Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai on 3 December 2017 and died on 4 December 2017 due to prolonged liver cirrhosis.
Top Movies of Veteran Actor Shashi Kapoor
1. Jab Jab Phool Khile
The 1965 romantic drama Film was a blockbuster and was even ranked at the second spot of top ten highest earning films at the Indian box office in that year. The film starring Shashi Kapoor and Nanda was a story about a poor boatman in Kashmir who falls in love with a rich tourist girl.
This film was much more than its iconic dialogue “Mere Paas Maa hai”. The path-breaking film Deewar, which released in 1975, tells the story about two brothers who because of facing betrayal and struggle, end up growing into men of clashing ideologies, and find themselves standing on the opposite side of the law. Co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, the film has several remakes in south Indian languages.
It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The 1978 film is based on Ruskin Bond’s story ‘A Flight of Pigeons’ and was set around the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The 1981 film is a crime-drama co-starring Rekha, Raj Babbar, Supriya Pathak, Anant Nag and others. It was called the modern-day version of Mahabharat showing a conflict between rival business houses.
5. Chor Machaye Shor
The superhit of 1974, this film had the popular song “Le Jayenge Le Jayenge” which inspired the name of another blockbuster – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. It also starred Mumtaz, Asrani, Danny Denzongpa and Madan Puri.
6. Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Another iconic film, this one was basically a social drama depicting the difference in religious beliefs and clash between physical and spiritual love. The film was directed by Raj Kapoor and starred Zeenat Aman. Its songs still remain one of the biggest hits of Bollywood.
This 1978 drama was written by Salim-Javed and helmed by Yash Chopra. It starred Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar, along with Raakhee and Hema Malini.
The Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Parveen Babi starrer was a box office success of 1979. It was later remade in Telugu as Satyam Shivam starring N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. The collaboration of Mohammad Rafi and Laxmikant Pyarelal created another musical hit.
It was an action thriller which released in 1980. Though the film couldn’t match the success of Sholay, but it did win hearts of the audience. It also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Raakhee and Parveen Babi.
The 1961 film was directed by Yash Chopra. It was based on a novel by by Acharya Chatursen. In the backdrop of Partition, the film highlighted issues of religious bigotry and communalism. It also starred Mala Sinha and Rehman.
11. Aa Gale Lag Jaa
The 1973 romantic drama also starred Sharmila Tagore. The film is remembered for its deadly combo of R.D. Burman and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Its songs include “Vaada Karo” and Tera Mujhse Hain Pehle Ka Nata Koi”.
12. Kabhi Kabhie
Another Yash Chopra blockbuster, this one remains etched in the memory for the amazing ensemble cast of Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. The film is predominantly remembered for its blockbuster music.
This one was also produced by Shashi Kapoor. The 1982 film also starred his son Kunal Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Rekha and Supriya Pathak Shah. It is the story about a confused teenager Angad who is also caught in the marital problems of his parents, and how he chooses to become a fighter pilot with the Indian Air Force.
14. Namak Halaal
Featuring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Waheeda Rehman and Om Prakash, this 1982 film is the story about Arjun who works at a hotel and learns about a plot being hatched to kill his master and owner of the hotel. He tries to save him at any cost.
This film is remembered for more reasons than one. This 1981 film directed by Yash Chopra and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha and Sanjeev Kumar had Shashi Kapoor in a special appearance, but a prominent one.
Top 10 evergreen dialogues by Shashi Kapoor
“Mere paas Maa hai”
“Iss duniya me aadmi insaan ban jaye toh badi baat hai”
Movie: Kabhi Kabhie
“Hum gayab hone waalon mein se nahi hain… Jahan jahan se guzarte hain jalwe dikhate hain… Dost kya dushman bhi yaad rakhte hai.”
“Yeh mat socho ke desh tumhe kya deta hai, yeh socho ke tum desh ko kya de sakte ho”
Movie: Roti, Kapda aur Makaan
“Khwaab zindagi se kai zyada khubsoorat hote hai”
Movie: Satyam Shivam Sundaram
“Yeh duniya ek third class ka dibba ban gayi hai, jagah bahut kam hai, musafir zyada”
“Zyada paisa aaye to neend nahi aati, neend aaye to zyada paisa nahin aata”
“Car se aane wale aksar der se jate hai”
“Zurm aur paap ka khel toh zaalimon aur papiyon ki zindagi ke sath hi khatam ho jata hai.”
“Yeh prem rog hai, shuru mein dukh deta hai, baad mein bahut dukh deta hai”
Movie: Namak Halal