Shashi Kapoor: The child star who directed a Russian film

"He was administered several rounds of dialysis at the hospital and today evening he breathed his last", a family member told media. So busy in fact, that his own brother Raj Kapoor found it hard to get time from him for his film Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

Shashi Kapoor was diagnosed with a chest infection in 2014 and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after he complained of acute cough and breathlessness.

He had been suffering from ailments for the past few years.

He was cast alongside superstar Amitabh Bachchan in some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of the 1970s and 1980s, and the two actors played brothers or best friends.

Nitish Kumar condoles the death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer Kendal established the Prithvi Theatre in November 1978 in Mumbai.

Shashi was one of the most renowned actors, who displayed his acting acumen in hundreds of films, starting from the era of the 60s.

Kapoor and wife Jennifer Kendal together led to the foundation of the iconic Prithvi Theatre in November 1978 which now lies in the heart of the Mumbai city. He was a part of a number of British and American films.

He entered the Bollywood as a child artist in the late 1940s and appeared in Sangram (1950) and Dana Paani (1953).

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He appeared in several English-language films, including several Merchant Ivory productions, such as The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talkie, and Heat and Dust.

"Sorry to hear of the demise of Shashi Kapoor, well-known actor, with a repertoire of Indian and worldwide films".

Shashi Kapoor also proved his mettle overseas, with his most noteworthy role being alongside Pierce Brosnan in "The Deceivers" (1988). It is truly a great loss, and we won't have another Shashi Kapoor for years to come.

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