PM Modi, other political leaders condole Rishi Kapoor’s demise

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday in Mumbai. He breathed his last at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with several politicians and diplomats took to Twitter and expressed their grief on the passing away of veteran actor.

PM Modi in a tweet said, “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.”

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal condoled the demise of the actor in his tweet. 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 Prakash Javadekar wrote, “The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote, “This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.”

Congress MP and senior leader Shashi Tharoor condoled the demise of his “senior schoolmate at Mumbai’s CampionSchool”.

“Saddened to hear that my senior schoolmate at Mumbai’s CampionSchool, Rishi Kapoor, whom i competed with in “inter-class dramatics” in 1967-68, has gone to a better world. From the romantic hero of “Bobby”to the mature character actor of his last films, he evolved remarkably. RIP,” Tharoor tweeted.

The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US.