Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died on April 30 at 8.45 am. In a statement released to the media, his family confirmed the news. He died after a two-year battle with leukemia, said the statement.
Randhir Kapoor confirmed that Rishi Kapoor will be cremated in Chandanwadi Crematorium, Marine Lines. He further added that Rishi Kapoor s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni will not be able to attend his last rights due to the nationwide lockdown. Riddhima is based in Delhi and therefore will be unable to fly down to Mumbai amid the Covid-19 scare.
The statement earlier released by Rishi’s family said, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8.45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him. He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.”
“In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way,” it further read.
Rishi was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent treatment in New York for a year, before returning to India in September last year. Rishi Kapoor was taken to the HN Reliance hospital on Wednesday morning, Randhir Kapoor had said yesterday.
Rishi Kapoor is survived by wife and actor Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.
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Source – India Today