Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor dies

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor mistaken for late Shashi Kapoor

He is survived by sons Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor and daughter Sanjana Kapoor.

He was confined to wheelchair for the last several years. He then tried his hand at directing, making the big budget blockbuster Ajooba (1991), a fantasy film with Bachchan in the lead, which sank at the box office, causing him huge financial distress.

The veteran Bollywood actor was suffering from prolonged illness. He won a number of national film awards along with Padma Bhushan in 2011.

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In 2015, he became the third in his family to be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest cinema award.

Raj Kapoor, who died in 1988, was also a famous Hindi cinema actor.

Shashi started his film journey as a child artist and, in his lifetime, appeared in over 150 films. His best known performances as child actor were in Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951), where he played the younger version of the characters played by his older brother Raj Kapoor and in Sangram (1950), where he played younger version of Ashok Kumar.

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While mourning the death of Shashi Kapoor, Shashi Tharoor also said he received calls from reporters who inquired about his health after people confused the death of the legendary actor with him.

He debuted as a leading man in Dharmputra in 1961, and his most memorable roles were in such films as Jab Jab Phool Khile (Whenever The Flowers Bloom, 1965), Kabhi Kabhie (Sometimes, 1976), and Kalyug (Age of Downfall, 1981). He was also hailed as first Indian actor to work extensively in Hollywood films and British films.

Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theater and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father.

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To many UAE residents, Shashi's death thus ushers in the end of an era.

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