Mumbai, December 4: Shahsi Kapoor, the name instantly reminds a golden age in Bollywood. With his passing away, a brilliant chapter of Bollywood history has seen its end on Monday. The veteran actor after suffering from liver cirrhosis breathed his last at the age of 79 in Kokilaben hospital, Mumbai.
One of the most handsome heroes of Bollywood will always be remembered as one of the greatest actors of his time. He reflected his acting talent in films like Deewar, Shaan, Namak Halal, Kabhi Kabhie, Do Aur Do Paanch, 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' , 'Junoon' , 'Shaan' , and 'Namak Halaal'. Those are just a few names compared to the long list of films where he acted.
“Mere Pas Ma hain..”, one of the most iconic dialogues which touched the heart of lakhs of his fans. This comment from Deewar during a tense confrontation with screen-sibling Bachchan has made him immortal in the heart of the mass audience.
His dedication, passion, and love for acting were not limited in the boundary of Bollywood commercials. He never made himself a part of a race to acquire the position of so-called no.1. He worked as an assistant director on several films which helped him to gain the knowledge of the total film-making process. He gave endless effort for his acting in theatre. He also built the heaven of Indian theatre, Prithvi Theatre in memory of his father.
In 2011, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema.In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.