B'towners attend prayer meet in remembrance of Shashi Kapoor

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Shashi Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actor and producer from the 1970s and '80s, has died after a long illness.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who passed away on Monday, was honoured with a three-gun salute in the presence of his family and the film fraternity on Tuesday. Rekha who did films like Musafir, Baseraa, Kalyug and Kali Ghata with Shashi kapoor was seen in white saree. He appeared as well in British and American movies produced by Merchant Ivory productions, run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.

Some of his popular Bollywood films were Deewar (Wall), Kabhie Kabhie (Sometimes), Namak Hala (Loyal Servant) and Kaala Pathar (Black Rock). Nearly all the B-Town stars had come to pay their last respects to the iconic actor. Shashiji was and will always be an icon for all of us and generations to come. His colleagues and family members were the first one to arrive at the prayer meet.

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His best known performances as a child actor were in "Aag" (1948) and "Awaara" (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. According to professor Gurmeet Maan, the director of the Media Centre, Shashi Kapoor starrers, "Siddhartha", based on the Nobel Laureate, Herman Hesse's authored novel of the same name, "Jab Jab Phool Khile", "Vastav" and some other movies will be showcased to dedicate the week to the departed soul. His wife Kendal, with whom he founded the leading Prithvi Theatre, died in 1984.

Recently Rishi Kapoor had tweeted a pic of him and Randhir Kapoor visiting the Haveli and captioned it, "Somebody sent this".

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