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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died at the age of 67 following a two-year struggle with cancer. The 67-year-old actor was admitted to the H N Reliance Hospital, where he took his last breath this morning. The news was reported by his brother, Randhir Kapoor. He’s no more.

His family took him to the H N Reliance Hospital on Wednesday. After almost a year of cancer diagnosis in the United States, the actor returned to India last September. Rishi Kapoor was the second son of Raj Kapoor, who was named the Indian showman and grandson of the famous Prithviraj Kapoor. He was brought up in the first family of Hindi films. Rishi was Randhir, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain, and the brother of Rajeev Kapoor.

In 1970, Rishi made his entry to Bollywood as a child actor in his father’s film Mera Naam Joker, for which he also received a film fare trophy. His first adult appearance was in front of Dimple Kapadia in the legendary Bobby in 1973. He also won the Best Actor Award for Movie in 1974.

Rishi Kapoor’s 10 Best Performances

1.) Karz (1980)

Ravi was murdered by his wife and born again as Monty and now he is a singer, on a holiday in Ooty, where he remembers his memories from past life and questions about his first childhood family and wicked wife Kamini.

2.) Bobby (1973)

Raj, the son of conservative, affluent parents, falls in love with Bobby, the daughter of a poor Christian fisherman — a relationship his parents reject.

3.) Do Dooni Char (2010)

The middle-class family in India is planning to purchase a new car.

4.) Khel Khel Mein (1975)

Three youths perform a prank on a wealthy jeweler, but then they find themselves arrested for murder by a shadowy suspect.

5.) Kabhi Kabhi (1976)

Kabhi Kabhie is a film about the love tale of generations and how the chain of events takes old lovers together as mates.

6.) D-Day (2013)

The team of specialists sent to get The Most Wanted Guy to India has almost accomplished the impossible … When something is gone wrong.

7.) Kapoor & Sons (2016)

A story about the troubled family of two brothers who visit their families and learn that their parents’ marriage is on the brink of dissolution, the family is going through a financial crisis, and even more so as the drama progresses.

8.) Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

After several years, three brothers are divided and united-one is brought up by the Hindu, the other by the Muslim, and the last (and most memorable) Christian. There are hilarity and fun.

9.) Laila Majnu (1976)

10.) Saagar (1985)

Kaish Amari comes from a prosperous Islamic background. At the tender age of six, he was sent to school and was friendly with a young girl called Laila. They’re both good friends, so much so … 

Raja, the fisherman’s secretly in love with Mona. When the rich Ravi remains with the grandma, Kamladevi, he sees Mona and likes her. The devotion is often reciprocated by Mona.

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Rishi Kapoor continued to play the romantic lead in 92 films from 1973 to 2000 and won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He featured in twelve films in front of his future wife Neetu Singh.

In his younger days, he starred in a long list of evergreen hits such as Laila Majnu, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Bol Radha Bol. He also appeared in Kapoor and Sons when he was old and played influential roles in movies such as D-Day, Mulk, and 102 Not Out.

On April 30, 2020, his brother confirmed the death of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. All we can say that the “Bobby” actor will be greatly missed and it is definitely an irreplaceable loss to Indian cinema. Condolences kept pouring in for the veteran actor who belonged to a film dynasty that spans a number of generations.  A great actor, with a huge fan base across generations, he will be truly missed. 

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