The legendary actor, producer and director Shashi Kapoor passed away after prolonged-illness. He was 79 years old. In the past, he was battling with kidney disease. He died at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai at 5.00 pm on Monday evening.

His nephew Randhir Kapoor told PTI “Yes he has passed away. He had kidney problem since several years. He was on dialysis for several years,”.

Shashi Kapoor was born on March 18, 1938, His father Prithviraj Kapoor was the big name of the theatres and films world. Under the guidance of his father, Shashi came to the theatre at the age of 4. In the late 40s, Shashi Kapoor started working as a child artist. Raj Kapoor’s Abhineet Aag (1948) and Awara (1951) are the famous movie’s names in which Shashi Kapoor played the role of Raj Kapoor’s childhood.

In the 1950s, Shashi Kapoor started working as a supporting actor. As a lead actor Shashi Kapoor, in 1961, stepped on the big screen from Dharmaputra. He has worked in more than 116 films in his career. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015.

He was the screen icon of romance on the big screen in the 70s and 80s. He worked in many Hindi and English films. Although Shashi Kapoor was not active in the film industry for a long time but his films such as Phool Khile (1965), Waqt (1964), Abhinetri (1970), Diwaar (1975), Trishul (1978), Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968) are still seen by the fans.

As a producer, Shashi Kapoor also gave some of the best Bollywood films like Junoon (1978), Kaliyug (1980), 36 Chowringhee lane (1981), Winner (1982), Utsav (1984).

Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal. He established Prithvi Theatre with his wife in 1978. He was survived by his daughter Sanjana Kapoor and sons Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.