IIFA honour Shashi Kapoor for his contribution to Indian cinema

Updated:4 months, 4 weeks ago IST

Bangkok (Thailand), Jun 25 (ANI): The 19th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards on Sunday paid a tribute to late legendary actor Shashi Kapoor for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. Father-son duo Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor accepted the award on behalf of Shashi Kapoor, who passed away in December 2017 at the age of 79 due to liver problems. "Thank you for honouring Shashi Kapoor with his award. It's a moment of pride for us," Rishi said on stage. Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor made his debut in Bollywood with the 1961 film 'Dharmputra'. Bollywood's ultimate 'charm house' Shashi Kapoor then went on to make a name for himself globally by associating with international cinema. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2011.

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