The eminent Bollywood actor, Rishi Kapoor, who starred in a string of blockbusters in the 1970s and 1980s, breathed his last on Thursday morning after losing a two-year battle to cancer. He was 67. Rishi is survived by his wife Neetu Singh, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Ridhhima. Here is how Twitter reacted to the news of his passing away.
Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
Rest in peace chintu sirrr, kaha suna maaf , strength , peace n light to family n friends...— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 30, 2020
Kya kahun? Kya likhu kuch samajh mein nahi aaraha hai.Rishi ji ke nidhan se mujhe bahut dukh ho raha hai.Unke jaane se film industry ki bahut haani hui hai. Ye dukh sehena mere liye bahut mushkil hai.Bhagwan unki aatma ko shanti pradan karein.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 30, 2020
We have lost one of the greats today. An amazing actor, a wonderful human being, and 100% a child of Cinema.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 30, 2020
Thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.
Thank you for being the actor and human being that you were.
You will be badly missed Rishiji.
You will always be in our hearts sir. Your charm your warmth and your unforgettable performances will give light to us all in the darkest moments. Deepest condolences to Neetuji , Ranbir and the entire family. pic.twitter.com/QsLYZ9ee0B— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 30, 2020
It seems like we’re in the midst of a nightmare...just heard the depressing news of #RishiKapoor ji passing away, it’s heartbreaking. He was a legend, a great co-star and a good friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers with his family 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2020
Pained to know about the passing away of legendary actor Rishi Kapoor ji. He was an institution in himself. Rishi ji’s demise is an irreparable loss for Indian cinema. He will always be remembered for his exceptional acting skills. Condolences to his family & followers. Om Shanti— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 30, 2020
One blow after another. Rishi ji’s passing away is nothing short of a stab to my heart. We associated in Raju Chacha (2000) and stayed in touch through...until now. Condolences to Neetuji, Ranbir, Riddhima & Dabbooji 🙏— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 30, 2020
I'm at an absolute & total loss for words.Holding this phone in disbelief. Yesterday Irrfan and now .... Gutted , sad , heartbroken .I truly believed you'll come out of this .You will be missed , Sir . RIP . Om Shanti.— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 30, 2020
Today I have lost a dear friend Rishi kapoor. We had first met in Banglore in 1973 .He had come for a charity show of Bobby n I was there for Sholay’s shooting We met in the evening n kept talking till the wee hours to begin a friendship for 47 yrs. Good bye dear friend !!— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) April 30, 2020
He was my childhood..... 😪— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 30, 2020
Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Neetu ji, Ranbir and the whole Kapoor family. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MItdmmSnVz
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 30, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken. This is an irreparable loss. To the film industry. To the audiences. And to all who were blessed enough to know him personally. Love you Rishi uncle. #RIP— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 30, 2020
I've had the honour of working with Rishi ji. A larger than life person, so outspoken yet so warm. We have lost a brilliant actor today. Still can't believe it.. absolutely heartbroken. My prayers are with the family during this tough time. pic.twitter.com/gFNAXUoxFT— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 30, 2020
Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend #RishiKapoor— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2020
Saddened to hear that my senior schoolmate at Mumbai's CampionSchool, Rishi Kapoor, whom i competed with in "inter-class dramatics" in 1967-68, has gone to a better world. From the romantic hero of "Bobby"to the mature character actor of his last films, he evolved remarkably. RIP pic.twitter.com/9eyzE0qP38— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 30, 2020
बिछड़े वो कुछ इस अदा से कि रुत ही बदल गई।— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) April 30, 2020
एक शख़्स ही सारे दिलों को वीरान कर गया।
फिल्मों का समृद्ध संसार जिनके बिना स्वयं को सदैव अधूरा महसूस करेगा, उनके असमय जाने से दिल भारी है। #RishiKapoor जी के निधन से उत्पन्न मनोरंजन जगत के शून्य को कभी भरा न जा सकेगा। विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि!
Have no words to express my grief. Can't believe #RishiKapoor ji is gone. A gem who used to light-up the screenspace with his versatility - a Genius of Cinema. Memories of a simple-hearted friend come back to me. Someone so full of life. RIP Brother - You will always be missed. pic.twitter.com/Cv6rmtP1mJ— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) April 30, 2020
As a kid, I was enthralled by Rishi Kapoor ji and his trendsetting performances. He was an icon. Still recall watching films only because of him! He was truly one of a kind! Full of life! I pray for his family & loved ones. #RishiKapoor pic.twitter.com/SvB7ybgx5R— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 30, 2020
Unbelivable..shocked!! It's really difficult to accept..another dark day for all of us.— Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) April 30, 2020
It was such a blessing to have worked with you and known you sir.
My heartfelt condolence to the family, may all mighty give stregthn through this difficult time..#RishiKapoor sir #RIP 🙏🙏🙏
The sudden demise of actor Rishi Kapoor is shocking. He was not only a great actor but a good human being. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 30, 2020
Another great snatched away from us by cancer. Rest in peace #RishiKapoor. And thank you for the wonderful onscreen & offscreen memories!— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) April 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to Ranbir & the entire Kapoor family during their hour of grief @chintskap
Just heard the shocking news that #RishiKapoor is no more ! What a terrible year & week this has been— KTR (@KTRTRS) April 30, 2020
Yesterday it was #IrfanKhan and today another absolutely brilliant performer #RishiKapoor gone! You will be remembered for your glorious work. RIP Sir 🙏
What has happened is truly devastating. But Rishi Kapoor sir will always live through the legacy of his films and the timeless memories he created. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) April 30, 2020
एक और दुःखद खबर!— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) April 30, 2020
अपनी उम्र, सेहत और स्वास्थ्य को कभी भी अपने अभिनय में बाधा न बनने देने वाले महान नायक ऋषि कपूर जी का निधन भारतीय सिनेमा में एक शून्य का निर्माण करता है।
मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिवारजनों के साथ हैं।
RIP #RishiKapoor Ji