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PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi and other politicians pay tribute to the veteran actor Rishi Kapoor

Bollywood’s ‘Bobby’ took his last breath on 30th April in Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. The actor was admitted to facing trouble in breathing on Wednesday night. His health worsened by the morning and he took his last breath at 8:45 am on Thursday, aged 67. The news of Rishi Kapoor’s death was announced by Amitabh Bachchan passing on his condolences to the family.

On Thursday, several political leaders paid tribute to the actor. PM Modi condoled by calling him ‘powerhouse of talent’ he tweeted, “Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,”

Former Congress President, Rahul Gandhi condoled the death of veteran actor by saying ‘Bobby’ actor will be missed. He tweeted, “This may be a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with an enormous fan following across generations, he is going to be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends and fans everywhere the planet, at this point of grief,”
West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee took to twitter and wrote, “Deeply shocked & saddened at the demise of the iconic & versatile film actor #RishiKapoor. A National Film Award winner, he acted in more than 150 films. He endured his illness with dignity and grace. My condolences to his family, friends, fans & the entire film fraternity.”

Rajasthan’s Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “Saddened to know veteran actor #RishiKapoor has passed away. It is devastating news for his family, friends & fans. My heartfelt condolences to his close ones. May they find strength during this most difficult time. He would always be remembered for his iconic roles…” Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal also expressed his condolences to the Kapoor family, he said, “Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor. He entertained several generations of Indians throughout his career. What a terrible loss… My condolences to the grieving family. May God bless his soul.”

Union Minister, Smriti Irani posted a picture of her last meeting with Rishi Kapoor on Twitter and captioned the post as “In 2014 he told me ‘bhag jaldi Dilli pagal ‘ for he knew I’ve been summoned to take the oath. The last I saw him was on a set and that’s how I’ll remember him. Prodding you to try to your best, caring for the small things, teaching you the craft regardless of how old you were on the work …” many other political dignitaries like Shashi Tharoor, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, President Ram Nath Kovind and several actors from the Bollywood Industry paid tribute to the veteran actor.

Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, he spent one year for treatment in New York. In 2019, he returned to Mumbai undergoing the same but he never recovered fully. Almost every Bollywood celebrity visited him in the US; he was the jolliest person in the industry. He did blockbuster movies like ‘Bobby’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Karz’ and many others. The actor is survived by wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Sahani.

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