Rishi Kapoor no more: ‘Hard to accept this’, says Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli said it was "hard to accept" that the legendary Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor was no more. Rishi breathed his last in Mumbai
Bengaluru: India cricket team captain Virat Kohli today said it was “hard to accept” that the legendary Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away.
On Thursday (April 30), veteran actor Rishi breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital. He was 67. This news came a day after another Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan had passed away in Mumbai.
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In an official statement, Rishi's family said, "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."
The film fraternity was shocked by the death of Irrfan and Rishi in two days. Kohli too said it was “unreal and unbelievable” that two actors had passed away.
On his Twitter account, the Delhi right-handed batsman wrote, “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 (Worried face, Broken heart emojis) (sic).”
India is currently under a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Kohli is spending time at home with his actress wife Anushka Sharma.