Shashi Kapoor cremated with full state honours

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Mumbai: The last rites of Bollywood veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was held at Mumbai’s Santacruz crematorium, which was attended by people from the film industry.

Kapoor, who passed away here on Monday at the age of 79, was wrapped in the tricolour and given a three-gun salute by the police for his last rites.

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 Santacruz crematorium for last rites. En route, the body was also taken to Prithvi Theatre.

Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor debuted in Bollywood with the 1961 film “Dharmputra” after working as a child artist.

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan — the third highest civilian honour — by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

He was married to British actress Jennifer Kendal, who died in September 1984.

Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and two sons Kunal and Karan Kapoor.