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Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor died on 4th December 2017. He was 79. He took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Actor Randhir Kapoor, son of veteran actor Raj Kapoor, confirmed the news. Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s.
His best known performances as a child actor were in "Aag" (1948) and "Awaara" (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor also worked as assistant director in the '50s. He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film "Dharmputra" and went on to appear in more than 116 films during '70s and until the mid '80s. Some of his memorable films include "Deewar", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Namak Halal", "Kaala Pathar" and others. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of versatile actor Shashi Kapoor.  “Shashi Kapoor's versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers”, the Prime Minister said.