Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last today at 8:45 am after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was admitted to Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His brother Randhir Kapoor has confirmed the news in the morning. Rishi Kapoor’s demise has left the entire film fraternity in a state of shock. His family members ,close friends and colleagues from the industry are taking to the social media to share their heartfelt condolences.

A while ago, his daughter Riddhima Kapoor also took to her Insta handle to share a throwback picture with Rishi and captioned it as “Papa I love you I will always love you – RIP my strongest warrior I will miss you everyday I will miss your FaceTime calls everyday! Until we meet again papa I love you ❤️😢”

After Rishi’s demise, the Kapoor family had shared a statement which read, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.”

It further read,”He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way.”


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By vinayak