It has been nothing more than a nightmare for Bollywood fans. Yesterday, the news of Irrfan Khan’s demise left everyone heartbroken and today the news of Rishi Kapoor’s death has left the fans and the entire movie industry shattered and devastated.
Rishi Kapoor was hospitalized on Wednesday morning after he faced breathing issues. The veteran actor was then admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai and was accompanied by his wife Neetu Kapoor by his side.
On Thursday morning, the family released an official statement about the passing away of the legendary actor. In the statement, Neetu Kapoor revealed how Rishi Kapoor kept everyone at the hospital entertained. The statement read:
“Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. 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.
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.”
Meanwhile, a video has gone super viral on social media where Rishi Kapoor can be seen blessing someone at the hospital. In the video, he can be seen in his cheery avatar as he showers the guy with blessings. The video proves why Rishi Kapoor was one of the most loved actors of Bollywood and why he will be missed so badly.
Here, watch the video:
— Utsav Bains (@utsavbains) April 30, 2020