Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday, after a two-year battle with leukemia, at Mumbai's Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. Rishi was 67. The shocking news was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan on his Twitter and several other Bollywood actors also took to their social media to pay tribute to the legendary actor.
Mourning the death of Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra shared a picture with him and captioned it: "My heart is so heavy. This is the end of an era. #Rishisir your candid heart and immeasurable talent will never be encountered again. Such a privilege to have known you even a little bit. My condolences to Neetu maam, Ridhima, Ranbir and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Sir. #rishikapoor."
Akshay Kumar, who has worked with Rishi Kapoor in 'Namastey London' wrote, "It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare...just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family."
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan tweeted, "We have lost one of the greats today. An amazing actor, a wonderful human being, and 100% a child of Cinema.
Thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.
Thank you for being the actor and human being that you were.
You will be badly missed Rishiji.
'Kabir Singh' actor Shahid Kapoor also extended condolences as he wrote, "You will always be in our hearts sir. Your charm your warmth and your unforgettable performances will give light to us all in the darkest moments. Deepest condolences to Neetuji , Ranbir and the entire family."
"Today I have lost a dear friend Rishi kapoor. We had first met in Banglore in 1973 .He had come for a charity show of Bobby n I was there for Sholay’s shooting We met in the evening n kept talking till the wee hours to begin a friendship for 47 yrs. Good bye dear friend," wrote lyricist Javed Akhtar.