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Rishi Kapoor a powerhouse: Narendra Modi

Published : 30 Apr 2020 06:18 PM | Updated : 04 Sep 2020 06:59 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects to Rishi Kapoor after the veteran actor died in Mumbai on April 30. Rishi Kapoor was 67. Describing Rishi Kapoor as a "powerhouse of talent," PM Modi tweeted that he will "always recall" their interactions.

Expressing sincere condolences to Rishi Kapoor's family, PM Modi said that he is "anguished" by the veteran actor's demise. "Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. 

I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India's progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. 

Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted. Actors, politicians as well as sports personalities posted tributes on social media and shared fond memories with Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning, his brother Randhir Kapoor said. The senior actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and he returned to India from New York in September 2019 after his cancer treatment.

Rishi Kapoor starred in iconic films including Kabhie Kabhie, Karz, Chandni and Amar Akbar Anthony. He was last seen in the web series The Body on Netflix. Rishi Kapoor is survived by his son, actor Ranbir Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and wife Neetu Singh. -India Today