Shashi Kapoor, one of the most handsome actors and producers from the 70s and 80s, passed away on Monday evening after a prolonged illness at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The veteran actor was 79 and was survived by his three children – Sanjana, Kunal and Karan.
The late actor Shashi Kapoor was given a state funeral amidst a massive security in Mumbai. On Tuesday afternoon, the late actor was taken to the Hindu crematorium from his Juhu home to Santacruz. His three children — sons Kunal and Karan and daughter Sanjana- were present along with the entire Kapoor- Jain clan. At the funeral, a dozen of policemen draped Shashi Kapoor’s body in Indian Flag followed by a three-gun salute.
Shashi Kapoor’s nephews Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor and grand-nephews Ranbir Kapoor, Aadar Jain, Armaan Jain were present to perform the last rites. Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Lara Dutta, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Anil Kapoor amongst others.
Born on March 18, 1938, Shashi Kapoor was the youngest son of the legendary film and theatre actor Prithviraj Kapoor. He starred as a child artiste in the late ’40s in the plays and films. He starred as his older brother, late Raj Kapoor’s, younger version in the films like Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951).
Shashi Kapoor made his film debut as a leading man in Dharmputra in the year 1961. Since then, the legendary star went onto act in the more than 100 films during the period of 1970s and 1980s. Some of his iconic work includes Jab Jab Phool Khile, Suhaag, Pyar Ka Mausam, Shaan, Trishul, Deewaar, Kabhie Kabhie, Namak Halal, Kaala Pathar and others.
Shashi Kapoor was felicitated with Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.