Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

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Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

The 79-year-old breathed his last on Monday in Mumbai, his nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor told IANS. Shashi Kapoor is best known for his acting in Deewar, Namak Halal, Trishul, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Shaan to name a few.

He died in a Mumbai hospital. Born in 1983, Shashi Kapoor carried forward the legacy of his legendary father Prithviraj Kapoor along with his brothers Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He is survived by three children - Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor- and the Kapoor family, the film dynasty of Bollywood.

Shashi began work as an assistant director on Sunil Dutt's debut film, Post Box 999, before going on to make his proper film debut as a lead actor in 1961, with the film Dharamputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi films. His popularity was not just limited to Bollywood, he was a recognised face in Hollywood as well doing films like Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talkie and Gulliver's Travels among others. May his soul rest in peace. In 2015, he became the third in his family to be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Apart from directing 1991 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Ajooba, Shashi Kapoor also directed a Russian movie Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora in 1988.

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