Actor Rishi Kapoor passes away due to complications from cancer

Rishi Kapoor passed away in a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 67. Kapoor fought a long battle with cancer.

The veteran actor, known for his work in films like Bobby and Chandni, was treated in New York for cancer and returned to Mumbai a few months ago.

Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima.

In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.

Post return to India, his health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to the hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalized in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and said that it has been a terrible week for the Indian cinema and the “Bobby” actor will be greatly missed.

“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, and fans all over the world, at this time of grief,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

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