Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, the remarkable romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s who immortalized the line “Mere paas Maa hain”, died today at 5:20 p.m. He was 79. Loved by his fans across the subcontinent and world over and the star of such iconic films such as 36 Chowrangi Lane, Deewar, In Custody, Junoon, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Kabhie Kabhie among many other memorable films.
Shashi Kapoor was the younger brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor. Its the end of an era as he was the last of the brothers. He was the third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in 1961 as the lead actor in the film, Dharmputra.
Kapoor acted in over 150 films including a dozen English language movies. He was born in Kolkata (then Calcutta) in 1938. Kapoor’s acting career began in the 1940s where he first appeared on screen as a child actor.
“His support for meaningful cinema as a producer and pivotal role in the theater movement in India too are cherished” as stated by many of his fans. He was an artist of vision, creating Prithvi, an institution that will keep nurturing artistic talent. May his body of work keep inspiring others and his legacy live on.