The Indian cinema is mourning the loss of two legendary actors. Within 24 hours, two of the finest actors the Indian film industry passed away.
Yesterday, the world was saddened by the news of the loss of the well acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose international movie career included hits such as Slumdog and today, the loss of the veteran Rishi Kapoor.
The 67-year-old actor died after struggling against cancer for two years.
“Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8.45 am in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last,” Rishi Kapoor’s family said in a statement.
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“In this hour of personal loss, we also recognize the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way,” his family said.
Several leaders and actors across the nation tweeted to give their condolences.