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Bollywood Loses Another Gem, Rishi Kapoor Breathes His Last, Alia Bhatt Reaches Hospital

Rishi Kapoor was rushed to the hospital this morning due to breathing issues. 
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We woke up to another dark morning today as we lost veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. The actor was admitted to Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital In Mumbai this morning due to some breathing problems. 

Rishi Kapoor's brother Randhir Kapoor told a news agency, “He is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital. He is stable now.”

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However, Amitabh Bachchan's tweet has sent shock waves across the entire country. Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news with his tweet. He wrote, “T 3517 - He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !

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The Kapoor family issued an official statement, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.”

"He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise 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."

The Indian film industry is shocked to hear the loss of the actor and is mourning over his sudden demise. 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas just took to Instagram and posted a picture with Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. She wrote, :My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. #rishikapoor."

 

Taapsee Pannu shared her favourite image with veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and captioned it, "My most favourite picture with him. Worked with him twice n the kind of brash honest compliments this man gave have never left my heart n mind. Even in his bullying there was so much love that one couldn’t help enjoy listening to him. The most entertaining stories came from him. the only costar of mine who could beat me in being ‘brutally’ honest. Sir humaari hat-trick reh gayi. I’m sure I will meet him somewhere n this hug shall be repeated with the same smile on our face."

 

 

 

 

Viral Bhayani shared a video on Instagram and captioned it, "#aliaabhatt today at the hospital to be with the family and next to #RishiKapoor #rip."

 
 
 
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#aliaabhatt today at the hospital to be with the family and next to #RishiKapoor #rip 🙏🤲

A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) onApr 29, 2020 at 11:06pm PDT

 

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, only close family are allowed to visit the hospital. Alia Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan, and Kareena Kapoor Khan visited the hospital. 

Rishi Kapoor's daughter, Riddhima Kapoor who was not in Mumbai has been given special permission to fly to Mumbai for the funeral. 

The family is now going towards the cremation ground. Rishi Kapoor will be cremated in Chandanwadi Crematorium, Marine Lines.

 
 
 
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#abhishekbachchan #armanjain #anilambani arrive at #RishiKapoor funeral #rip 🙏🤲

A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) onApr 30, 2020 at 2:54am PDT

 

Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2018. He went to New York for his treatment. His wife Neetu Singh was his constant companion as he got treated. Talking about Rishi Kapoor's battle, wife Neetu in an interview said, “My first reaction was, obviously very bad, I was devastated, my kids were devastated. We didn’t know what to do. But then we thought to ourselves that this is it, we have to deal with it. Where he (Rishi) is concerned, he was in denial. For 4-5 months, he was not himself. I think when you start accepting that this is your issue, then you are stronger. I feel he is much stronger for the past, maybe 5-6 months.”

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Rishi Kapoor was on the road to recovery and Neetu Singh also shared a couple of his videos on social media, doing virtual Yoga during the lockdown period.  

 

Talking about fighting cancer, Rishi Kapoor in an interview said, “The thing is, people think and we dramatise in films, that cancer is a dreaded disease. Yes, it is. But today, it is all treatable, if diagnosed at an early stage, it can be dealt with. Cancer is curable and also, you have to have family support. Filmon me humne background music daal, dool ke itna kharab kiya hai naam cancer ka (We have given a bad name to cancer with all the background music that we used in films)! Today it its treatable, people are dealing with all kinds of cancer …just have to be positive.”

Rishi Kapoor was one of the most loved actors in the country. Through his journey in the film industry, he gave us many hit films like Prem Rog, Bobby, Agneepath, Karz, Amar Akbar Anthony among others. 

He was one actor who redefined the world of Indian Cinema with his work. His sudden demise has shocked us all but he will always be remembered. Our heartiest condolences to the family.

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