Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor has died, aged 79.
The actor and producer passed away on Monday (04Dec17) at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after a prolonged illness, Dr. Ram Narain, executive director of the facility, confirmed to news outlet IANS.
A member of the famous Kapoor family, who have dominated the Hindi film industry for decades,
Shashi began his acting career by taking part in his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s plays and made his mark on the silver screen with movies such as Junoon, Shaan, and Namak Halaal. He also produced features including Kalyug and Ajooba, which he directed too.
Shashi’s talent won him several accolades over the years, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award – India’s highest prize in cinema – in 2015, making him the third member of his family to become a recipient.
He was married to Jennifer Kendal, the sister of actress Felicity Kendal, from 1958 until her death of colon cancer in 1984. The couple shared three children; daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.