Actor Shashi Kapoor’s last rites took place on a Tuesday. His body was taken to Prithvi Theatre first. The hearse was accompanied by several family members.
On Twitter, messages poured in from the President, several politicians, cricketers and stars like Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra.
Shashi Kapoor’s Siddhartha co-star Simi Garewal wrote: “Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star Shashi Kapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone… All that remains are his films…and precious memories…”
Shashi Kapoor leaves behind a rich legacy of cinematic and theatre work. He also gave Bollywood one of it’s most famous dialogues – “Mere paas Maa hain” from Deewar.
Shashi Kapoor received the Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several film honours.