Shashi Kapoor dies at age of 79 after prolonged illness

Shashi Kapoor, the well known actor of the Hindi film world, has died. He was hospitalized for the past 3 weeks. He was 79 years old. Shashi Kapoor was born on 18 March 1938 in Kolkata. And his three children are Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor had chest infection in 2014 and at the same time his bypass surgery was also done. Shashi Kapoor acted in more than 160 films, and due to his acting, he has been given a National Award three times.

Shashi Kapoor dies at age of 79 after prolonged illness
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Shashi Kapoor died at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai at the age of 79. In 2014 Shashi Kapoor was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan Award. Shashi started his acting career in 1944 with his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s Prithvi Theater drama ‘Shakuntala’. Shashi Kapoor’s real name was Balbir Raj Kapoor.

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