Bollywood Evergreen Heartthrob Rishi Kapoor passed away at aged 67. He died after a two-year battle with leukaemia, said the official statement which was declared by Kapoor Khandan.
Amidst the nationwide lockdown, Mumbai Police urged to Kapoor’s family to perform his last rites directly at the crematorium from the hospital and follow the social distancing rules.
As per the request of Mumbai Police, while ago Randhir Kapoor confirmed that Rishi Kapoor will be cremated in Chandanwadi Crematorium, Marine Lines.
In the meantime, Alia Bhatt and Abhishek Bachchan were seen arriving at the hospital. Wife Neetu Kapoor and son Ranbir had been constantly by his side. As per the situation where flights and trains are suspended Ridhima will travel 1400 kilometres by road from Delhi to Mumbai to attend her father’s funeral.
Today morning Kapoor Family issued an official statement, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital 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 always and not with tears.
In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very rough patch and troubled time too. 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.”