Mumbai Hospital Where Bollywood Actor Rishi Kapoor Died

Rishi Kapoor had been receiving treatment in New York for over a year

Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood actor, dies age 67

The 67-year-old star, who made his debut as a child actor in "Mera Naam Joker", (My Name is Joker) went on to win the hearts of millions of fans with a teenage love story, "Bobby" in 1973. He was admitted to Mumbai's Sri HN Reliance Foundation hospital on Wednesday night.

Rishi Kapoor spent the higher a part of the final two years in NY being handled for most cancers. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.

The funeral of the late Rishi Kapoor, a veteran film director and producer of Indian cinema, was held in Mumbai this afternoon. "Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him", the family said in a statement.

Rishi Kapoor, meanwhile, was cremated at the Chandanwadi crematorium in south Mumbai in the presence of close family members. A press release from the Kapoors stated the actor remained "jovial" to the tip and needed to be remembered "with a smile and never with tears".

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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, whose career was forged in Bollywood, tweeted a tribute to the actor.

Khan was admitted to hospital earlier this week due to a colon infection, according to his PR agency.

Rishi, a third-generation actor of the famous Kapoor dynasty, is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, actor son Ranbir and daughter Ridhima.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said Kapoor was a powerhouse of talent: "I will always recall our interactions, even on social media".

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