Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79

Wednesday 06th December 2017 08:27 EST

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness, according to reports. He was 79. Kapoor, who started his career as a child actor in his father Prithviraj Kapoor's plays, was well-known for his roles in films like 'Deewaar' (1975), 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' (1978), 'Junoon' (1978), 'Shaan' (1980), and 'Namak Halaal' (1982).

In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government. In 2015, he became the third in his family to be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The legendary actor was married to late British actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he established Prithvi Theatre in 1978. He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.

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