Mumbai: April 30
Hill Quest News
The biggest film industry of the world Bollywood lost two shining stars in two days. The ollywood star Irrfan Khan known globally for his acts in “Life of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” died on Wednesday April 29 at 53.
Khan PR agency Hardly Anonymous Communications release quoted, “It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away”. It was learnt that the actor was suffering from rare neuroendocrine infection. He fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him.
Irrfan Khan, revealed in march 2018 the he was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor. Khan was admitted to the ICU in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital due to a colon infection earlier this week.
Notably, Khan’s mother died last week, he was unable to attend her last rites following nationwide corona virus lockdown restricting citizens’ movements, the agency said.
In another schoking news, Actor Rishi Kapoor died after a two-year-long struggle with cancer today at 67. Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima.
He started his career early, as a child actor in his father’s film Mera Naam Joker (1970), for which he also won a Filmfare Award. His first role as an adult came in the iconic Bobby (1973) opposite Dimple Kapadia. He also received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974 for the film.
He went on to play the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000, and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He appeared opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in 12 films.
The Family statement :
Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. 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 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.
“The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last,” The Kapoor family said in a statement, adding that his fans and well-wishers should obey the ongoing lockdown laws and abstain from crowding the streets.
Rishi was cremated at the Chandanwadi crematorium in south Mumbai. Family members including wife Neetu Singh, Rishi’s elder brother Randhir, son Ranbir, Kareena Kapoor Khan, along with husband Saif Ali Khan, actor Abhishek Bachchan and Anil Ambani were among the few present at the funeral.