Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

05:49 PM | 4 Dec, 2017
Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
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MUMBAI - Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor died in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79.

Kapoor was reportedly battling old age-related problems and under constant medical supervision, the Hindustan Times reported.

His nephew Mohit Marwah confirmed the news on Twitter.

Born as Balbir Raj Kapoor, he has appeared in over 175 films. He also produced several hit films like Junoon, Kalyug, Vijeta and Utsav.

Apart from directing 1991 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Ajooba, Shashi Kapoor also directed a Russian movie Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora in 1988.

The youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the coveted Padmabhushan by the government of India in 2011.

He is survived by three children, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor and Karan Kapoor.