Veteran Hindi film actor and Padma Bhushan awardee Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness, according to media reports. He was 79. He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.

| Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 18:30 IST

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  • Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 79
  • He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan

Shashi Kapoor. (File Photo)

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

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NEW DELHI: Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness, according to media reports. He was 79.

Kapoor, who started his career as a child actor in his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s plays, was well-known for his roles in films like ‘Deewaar’ (1975), ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Shaan’ (1980), and ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982).

In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government. In 2015, he became the third in his family to be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

The legendary actor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he established Prithvi Theatre in 1978.

He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.

Many took to Twitter to condole his death.


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