Veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 70s and early 80s, died on Monday in a hospital. He was 79.
In a message Dr Ram Narain, Executive Director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital said "Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 p.m. on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospita".
The sad news was too confirmed by actor Randhir Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor's nephew.
Randhir told,"He has passed away".
Actress Simi Garewal tweeted: "Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star ShashiKapoor. 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.. ?? RIP Shashi-ji."
Taran Adarsh, film critic and business analyst, tweeted: "ShashiKapoor ji is no more... An era comes to an end... Thoughts and prayers with the family... RIP."
Third and the youngest son of late Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of late Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi underwent a cataract surgery in 2012.
Shashi was married to Anglo-Indian theater actress Jennifer Kendal and had three children--Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.
Shashi made his debut with Yash Chopra's "Dharamputra" in 1961.