Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor lost battle to cancer on Thursday morning at Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and the veteran kept the medical team entertained right till the very end, claims his family.
The Kapoors have released a message confirming the reports and have also urged people to follow the lockdown rules and not come on streets for the funeral. Their message reads:
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.
Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor and Children Ranbir Kapoor And Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.