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Rishi Kapoor, beloved star of films such as Bobby and Chandni, died in a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 67 on Thursday. He fought a long battle with cancer and had spent much of last year in New York being treated. On Wednesday, Bollywood was not even aware of the news of Irrfan Khan’s death that news of Rishi Kapoor’s departure came. He was known for his cheerfulness. He did not leave this style till the last moment. Laughing doctors and medical staff in the hospital, they entertained them.
Earlier last Thursday, his health also deteriorated. He was also admitted to the hospital, but was discharged four hours later. He was again admitted to the hospital on Wednesday due to chest infection, difficulty in breathing and fever. After his condition deteriorated, he was put on ventilator, but he stopped responding at 3 am. When he breathed his last, he was accompanied by wife Neetu and son Ranbir. On the other hand, her daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahani has been allowed to travel from Delhi to Mumbai.
Rishi Kapoor passes away today after fighting with leukemia for two years. He died at 8: 45 in the morning. The doctors and medical staff of the hospital said that they continued to entertain them till the end. He underwent treatment for two years on two continents and during this time he remained cheerful and lively. Family, friends, tasty food and films remained his focus. Everyone he met during this time was surprised to know how he did not let the disease dominate him.
He was indebted to the love he was getting from his fans all over the world. After he left all the fans would understand that the sage wanted him to be remembered with a smile, not a tear. In the midst of this loss, we know that the world is going through a very difficult period. There are restrictions on the movement of people and their mobilization. We request all his fans, fans and friends to respect the rules and regulations.
Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan were seen together in the film D-Day
The scene in the movie D-Day film. The film was released in 2013. In this, Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan worked together. Irrfan Khan died on Wednesday and Rishi Kapoor on Thursday. Irrfan had brain cancer and Rishi had blood cancer.
Rishi’s film journey
Rishi Kapoor made his 1970 debut with his father’s film ‘Mera Naam Joker’. In this film, Rishi played his father’s childhood. Rishi Kapoor started as a lead actor in the 1973 film Bobby. In his career, he played the romantic hero in 92 films from 1973–2000. Acted in 51 films as a solo lead actor. Rishi was one of the chocleti heroes of his time. He acted in 12 films with wife Neetu.
The sage also tried his hand at directing. He directed the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen in 1998 starring Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Rishi Kapoor always played a romantic character from the beginning of his career, but everyone was surprised to see his villainous character in the film ‘Agneepath’. Rishi was also awarded the IFA best Negative Role Award for this.
January 2019: When Rishi spoke openly on treatment
Rishi Kapoor spoke openly on his illness for the first time in a conversation with Bollywood Hungama in January 2019. He had said, “I am undergoing treatment. Hopefully I will get well soon and will return if God wants to. This healing process is long and tedious. It requires a lot of patience in this situation, but I have this quality No. I don’t have a movie right now nor am I thinking about it. I just want to keep myself empty and fresh. This break will be helpful in my healing. “
April 2019: When friend Rahul Rawal told him to be cancer-free
In April 2019, Rishi’s special friend Rahul Rawail confirmed that he had gone to New York for the treatment of cancer. He wrote in his tweet, “Rishi Kapoor (Chintu) got freedom from cancer.” After this post of Rawail, many people were surprised that Rishi had been battling this serious disease for so long.
10 months later, Rishi had said- Cancer treatment is going on
In August 2019, Rishi shared the story of his treatment in a conversation with a newspaper. He had said, “I see my illness 10 months as a long vacation. But I miss homemade soft rotis and pomfret fish a lot because I didn’t get to taste them here. Cancer and its treatment made me Has changed a lot. I have learned to keep myself calm in the meantime. Earlier I used to get angry with my family and fans. But now I have learned to control.
September 2019: When Rishi returned to India after 11 months
Rishi Kapoor returned to India with wife Neetu on 10 September 2019. Rishi had given information about his return to his country on Twitter. He wrote, “Home coming. 11 months 11 days. Thank you all.” Some of his photos during this time also went viral on social media, where he was greeting photographers with a smile at the Mumbai airport.
Rishi was hospitalized in Delhi In the last week of January 2020, Rishi was suddenly admitted to a hospital in New Delhi. Even then the news came that he was having trouble breathing. Actually, he was shooting his film ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ there. He was admitted to the hospital on January 31 after a deteriorating health.
After reaching Mumbai after being discharged, Rishi wrote in one of his tweets, “Dear family members, friends, opponents and followers, I am overwhelmed by the concern you have about my health. Thank you very much. I have been in Delhi for the last 18 days. I am shooting and I had an infection due to pollution and a decrease in neutrophils, due to which I had to admit in the hospital.
I had a mild fever and during the examination, the doctors found a patch that could have caused pneumonia, it is being cured at the moment. It seems that people have understood this completely differently. All those stories have come to an end and I look forward to giving you entertainment and love even further. Now I am in Mumbai. “
After this, he was also admitted to a hospital in Mumbai due to viral fever. But he was soon discharged from there. He was last admitted to HN.Reliance Foundation Hospital on April 29 due to shortness of breath and could not return.