BOLLYWOOD legend Rishi Kapoor died at the age of 67 – one day after the death of his compatriot Irrfan Khan.
Kapoor, who has starred in dozens of popular movies in 20 years, died yesterday of cancer.
He was part of the Kapoor dynasty of actors who dominated Bollywood.
Kapoor was rushed to hospital yesterday morning after suffering from breathing difficulties and unfortunately died in Mumbai, India.
His death comes a day after the death of his compatriot, the Bollywood star, in Mumbai.
Kapoor’s career took off when he played his first lead role in 1973’s teen love story, Bobby.
He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and returned to India last year after undergoing treatment in New York.
Tributes pour in for the star, another actor saying he is “destroyed” after hearing the devastating news.
It’s a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor.
Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi
Amitabh Bachchan, who worked in blockbuster movies with him, tweeted, “He’s gone!” Rishi Kapoor… gone… has just died… I am destroyed! “
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi added: “This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the death of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor.
“A wonderful actor, with a big fan following the generations, he will be greatly missed. “
TWO DEAD STARS
Star Khan, who starred in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, died in hospital on Monday.
The actor has been battling cancer for a number of years, but will recover well after intensive treatment.
Yesterday, he was taken to hospital yesterday with a colon infection, which died shortly after, reports said.
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Khan revealed his diagnosis of cancer in a Twitter message in 2018, claiming he had an endocrine tumor.
He was then treated in a London hospital.
Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa and his sons – Babil and Ayan.