Rishi Kapoor took his last breath at 8:45 am on April 30 in the HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 67. The actor was hospitalised on Wednesday morning.
Fans from all across the world expressed their grief on social media. Among these fans was also former CM of Jammu and Kashmir state, Omar Abdullah. He tweeted, “From Bobby to Karz to Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai, your movies and some of the dialogues have been such an integral part of my childhood. You made a little hut in Gulmarg an iconic place with one song. Farewell Rishi Kapoor and thank you for the memories.”
He also retweeted an image originally shared by the Twitter handle Highlands Park Gulmarg. He shared the image that showed Rishi Kapoor standing outside the iconic hut where he and Dimple Kapadia shot the famous song Hum Tum from the film Bobby.
He posted the image with the caption, “Rishi Kapoor outside the Bobby hut in Gulmarg. For decades now people have wanted to see the hut, he and Dimple made famous with that memorable song ‘Hum Tum’.”
The original caption on the image was, “Rest In Peace Rishi Kapoor, saddened by the passing away of a wonderful person, icon and a real superstar. Gulmarg will always remember you.”
Rishi Kapoor’s family also released a statement that read, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8.45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff 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.”
The actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. In September, last year, he returned from New York after his treatment.(INDIA TODAY)