A legend in Bollywood and part of the Kapoor dynasty, Rishi Kapoor has died aged 67 after battling cancer.
Kapoor, who played the romantic lead in dozens of popular films over 20 years, passed away Thursday 30 April after suffering breathing difficulties.
He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and returned to India last year after undergoing treatment in New York.
Tributes have been pouring in for the star, with one fellow actor saying he is “destroyed” after hearing the devastating news.
Amitabh Bachchan, who worked in hit films with him, tweeted: “He’s GONE! Rishi Kapoor… gone… just passed away… I am destroyed!”
Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi added: “This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor.
“A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed.”
Rishi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut as a child artist in the film Mera Naam Joker. His cuteness in the film stole everyone’s heart and he received a National Award for his performance in the movie.
His career took off when he played his first lead role in the 1973 teenage love story, Bobby. 2020 marks his 50 years in Bollywood, here are just some of the movies was known for
Karz, Prem Rog, Amar Akbar and Anthony, Nasseb, Kabhie Kabhie, Chandni, Heena, Bol Radha Bol, Kappor and Sons, Housefull 2.