B'towners attend prayer meet in remembrance of Shashi Kapoor

B'towners attend prayer meet in remembrance of Shashi Kapoor

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan organised candle vigil outside the "Kapoor Haveli" to pay their tribute to Shashi Kapoor, who passed away on 4 December in Mumbai.

Legendary actor Shashi kapoor prayer meet was organised at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai and nearly entire Bollywood was present for the condolence.

But he could not fulfill his wish as he passed away in 1972.

The actor's "chautha" was held at Prithvi Theatre, which was built by him and his wife Jennifer Kapoor, in memory of his father, Prithviraj Kapoor.

Pictures from the meet were shared online.

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Guests payed their respects as his popular song "Ek Raasta Hai Zindagi" played in the background.

Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Supriya Pathak, Shakti Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Suresh Oberoi among others were present at the cremation. Rekha who did films like Musafir, Baseraa, Kalyug and Kali Ghata with Shashi kapoor was seen in white saree. He was the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, a veteran of Bollywood and the theatre. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s. Shashi Kapoor was also wrapped in tri-color for the last rites.

Among his memorable films were "Deewar", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Namak Halal" and "Kaala Pathar". He made his debut as a leading actor in movies in 1961.

In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government.

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