Rishi Kapoor dead; brother Randhir Kapoor makes announcement

PTI | Apr 30, 2020, 12:46 PM IST

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, his brother Randhir Kapoor said. He was 67. "He is no more. He has passed away," Randhir told PTI.

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Rishi Kapoor Illness

Rishi Kapoor Illness

Rishi, who was suffering from cancer, was taken to the H N Reliance hospital by his family. The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, he was hospitalised twice. (Photo: IANS)

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Hospitalised on Wednesday

Hospitalised on Wednesday

Rishi Kapoor was hospitalised on Wednesday morning after complaining that he was not feeling well. According to reports, the 67-year-old actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Wife Neetu Kapoor is at his side. (Photo: IANS)

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Rishi on Twitter

Rishi on Twitter

Incidentally, Kapoor, who is known to regularly tweet on social media, has not done so after April 2. (Photo: Reuters)

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Randhir Kapoor

Randhir Kapoor

The hospitalisation was confirmed by Rishi`s elder brother, actor Randhir Kapoor. "It`s true that he has been admitted to the hospital. He is in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was not keeping well and had some problem, so we admitted him early this morning," Randhir Kapoor said, according to a report in news18.com.(Photo: IANS)

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Emergency situation

Emergency situation

Asked if it was an emergency situation, Randhir told the website: "That`s why he has gone to the hospital. But I know that he will be alright. Neetu (Kapoor) is by his side." (Photo: PTI)

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Diagnosed with cancer for first time

Diagnosed with cancer for first time

In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering. (Photo: IANS)

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Return From US

Return From US


Post return to India, Kapoor`s health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalised in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi. On returning to Mumbai back then, reported ndtv.com, Kapoor had again been hospitalised with viral fever but was discharged soon after.(Photo: IANS)

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Kapoor Clarification

Kapoor Clarification

IANS had reported back then how Kapoor had clarified that he was in hospital because he was down with an infection and needed medical attention. While wife Neetu was at his side in Delhi back then, unconfirmed reports had said that his son Ranbir Kapoor along with friend, actress Alia Bhatt, has rushed to be at his father`s side. (Photo: PTI)