Pakistani fans pay tribute to Shashi Kapoor at his Peshawar Haveli

Actor Shashi Kapoor. Express archive

"Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital, here", Dr Ram Narain, executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, told news agency IANS in a message.

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has passed away on Monday after prolonged illness, according to media reports.

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

Some of his popular Bollywood films were Deewar (Wall), Kabhie Kabhie (Sometimes), Namak Hala (Loyal Servant) and Kaala Pathar (Black Rock).

The entire Kapoor family seemed inconsolable during the last rites of the veteran actor.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kapoor's versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in the theatre, which he promoted with great passion.

Kapoor was a second-generation member of a family dynasty in the Bollywood film industry.

He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film "Dharmputra" and went on to appear in more than 116 films during the '70s and until the mid '80s.

Several film personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Supriya Pathak, Shakti Kapoor and Suresh Oberoi attended the star's cremation, held in Mumbai on Tuesday.

He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.

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