Last rites of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor performed in Mumbai

ANI | Updated: Dec 05, 2017 13:50 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 5 (ANI): The last rites of Bollywood veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was held at Mumbai's Santa Cruz crematorium, which was attended by people from the film industry.

A number of eminent Bollywood celebrities -- Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra -- along with Kapoor family members Rishi, Randhir and Ranbir Kapoor paid their last respects.

The body was taken from Mumbai's Kokilaben Ambani Hospital to the Santa Cruz crematorium for last rites.

En route, the body was also taken to Prithvi Theatre.

Many Bollywood celebrities Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn paid homage to Shashi Kapoor yesterday.

The actor had been suffering from ailments for the past few years. He had undergone a bypass surgery and was also hospitalised for a chest infection in 2014.

Son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi, who played the lead roles in 'Deewar' and 'Junoon', was the last of the Kapoors of his generation - Raj and Shammi Kapoor, his older brothers.

He received the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several film honours.

Kapoor is survived by his three children, Sanjana, Kunal and Karan. (ANI)