One of the first tweets revealing the news of the demise of Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor at the age of 67, was by superstar Amitabh Bachchan earlier today.
T 3517 - He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
News channels and social media were soon overrun with outpourings of grief for the actor whose career spanned more than 6 decades, starting as a child artist.
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Tributes poured in from film fraternity across the nation
Demise of a another legend this morning.still can’t believe.whats with this year man.2020 sucks big time.may his soul rest in peace..condolences..#RishiKapoor— Amit Trivedi (@ItsAmitTrivedi) April 30, 2020
Devastated. Shocked. Just reminiscing the time I was blessed to share with you. You shall always be missed. Even at this moment, just thinking about you brings a smile on my face. Condolences to the entire family. #RIPLegend #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/camgMvjJ4M— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) April 30, 2020
Cant believe it. Chintu ji @chintskap. (Mr.Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 30, 2020
I'm at an absolute & total loss for words.Holding this phone in disbelief. Yesterday Irrfan and now .... Gutted , sad , heartbroken .I truly believed you'll come out of this .You will be missed , Sir . RIP . Om Shanti.— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 30, 2020
Shocked by the untimely demise of Rishi Kapoor .A great co-star and a good friend . My thoughts and prayers with his family . You will be sorely missed.🙏🏻. pic.twitter.com/FYsqKmVuZx— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) April 30, 2020
Political Leaders paid tribute to the actor whose career spanned close to 6 decades
Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor’s untimely demise is shocking. An evergreen personality with an always smiling face, he was so full of life that it's difficult to believe that he is no more. A huge loss for the entertainment industry. Let us pray for his soul. Condolences to his family and friends.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 30, 2020
Not a big film buff, but saddened by the loss of 2 iconic actors within a day of each other.Irrfan Khan’s understated brilliance in Piku was moving & Rishi Kapoor’s youthful Bobby notwithstanding, his role as a fun,physically distant, supportive father in Hum Tum remains etched.— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 30, 2020
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor & Irrfan Khan on another journey... Off to the next World before the rest of us get there. As a friend wrote to me, It’s God who’s taken their dates now. pic.twitter.com/xBZTk5RIv3— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 30, 2020
There he is, the 'Dafliwala' Rishi Kapoor joining rest of the country in paying tribute to the Corona Warriors on the day of Janta Curfew on 22nd March 2020; and today he is gone.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) April 30, 2020
Rest in Peace Rishi Kapoor.
You will forever remain a part of India's cinematic history. pic.twitter.com/wpq89eDoMB
Anguished by the passing away of noted film actor Rishi Kapoor. He carved a special place in the hearts of his fans with his inimitable style and performances. My thoughts are with his family and fans in this hour of grief. Om Shanti.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 30, 2020
Sports Personalities in India and across the border paid tribute to the popular star.
Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Neetu ji, Ranbir and the whole Kapoor family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MItdmmSnVz
This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace 😟💔— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020
First Irrfan Khan ji and now Rishi Kapoor ji. Feel really sad about this huge loss for all of us.— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 30, 2020
May their soul rest in peace.
"Yeh Zindagi dard bhi hai,yeh zindagi hai dava bhi.Dil torna he na jaanay, jaanay yeh dil jorna bhi."— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 30, 2020
Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Rishi Kapoor ji @chintskap. He takes away an era with him and all his colors.Big fan. Love to family#RIPRishiKapoor #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/XhizNQc27Q
As a kid, I was enthralled by Rishi Kapoor ji and his trendsetting performances. He was an icon. Still recall watching films only because of him! He was truly one of a kind! Full of life! I pray for his family & loved ones. #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/SvB7ybgx5R— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 30, 2020
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