Rishi Kapoor who had been admitted to Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai passed away today morning after a long battle with cancer. The veteran actor was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday morning. Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir had been constantly by his side. Randhir Kapoor had revealed in a report that Rishi was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday. He also said that there was no emergency or he would have been there. The actor added that Rishi will be alright
In September 2018, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh took off to New York and the veteran actor underwent treatment for cancer close to a year. For a long time the ‘Chandni’ actor had kept his cancer battle a secret. Speaking about his battle with the Big C in an interview with Mumbai Mirror in July 2019, Rishi Kapoor had stated, “I can now reassure everyone that the cancer is in remission, I just need a few more weeks before I return home. Once in a year or a year-and-a-half I have to come back for check-ups.” Ranbir and Riddhima made frequent trips to the USA to meet the ailing actor. Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, and even Shah Rukh Khan had made it a point to visit the veteran actor when he was admitted to a medical facility in New York.
When he was admitted to a Delhi hospital, a source had earlier informed Mumbai Mirror, “Rishi Ji has just been shifted from a Delhi-based medical facility to one in South Mumbai. It is just a viral fever, nothing to be worried about.” Rishi Kapoor had also addressed rumors of his cancer relapsing and shared on Twitter, “I have been overwhelmed by all your concern about my health. Thank you. I have been filming in Delhi past 18 days and because of the Pollution and my low count of neutrophils, I caught an infection whereby I had to be hospitalized. I was running a slight fever and on investigation, Doctors found a patch that could have lead to pneumonia, was detected, and is being cured. People seem to have assumed a lot differently. I put to rest all those stories and look forward to entertaining and love you.”
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to confirm the news and write, “T 3517 – He’s GONE ..! Rishi Kapoor… Gone… Just passed away… I am destroyed!”