One of the icons of the Hindi film industry, Rishi Kapoor passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 67. The veteran actor was battling poor health for a long time and was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai. He breathed his last on Wednesday morning, leaving the nation in a state of shock. Rishi was the son of legendary actor Raj Kapoor and acted in many iconic films such as Bobby, Mera Naam Joker, Karz, Amar Akbar Anthony and Saagar. His death is another blow to the industry which was already reeling from the loss of Irrfan Khan yesterday.
After the tragic news, many cricketers took to their social media accounts to pay tribute to the actor fondly known as Chintu ji. Here we take a look at a few of them:
This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace ??
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 30, 2020
Yesterday, Irrfan Khan…today, Rishi Kapoor. Words fail me. 2020 is a year of losses. Immeasurable-irreversible losses. Can we fast-forward this year please? Thoughts and prayers with the Kapoor family… Om Shanti ?
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 30, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 30, 2020
2020 turning out to be annus horribilus. Day after Irrfan Khan @chintskap departs too, leaving huge void in Indian cinema & life. Inheritor of a great legacy, he carried it forward manfully and in some style. Outspoken, but always made room for fun even at his own expense. RIP
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 30, 2020
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) April 30, 2020
#RishiKapoor childhood hero…gone..heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 30, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 30, 2020
This feels like a bad dream, yesterday #IrrfanKhan and today #RishiKapoor left all of us. Two of d finest actors of film industry gone to soon. Deepest Condolences to the family and friends. May God help him in resting in peace ? pic.twitter.com/QR9xxiO9Jd
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) April 30, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 30, 2020