Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan reach hospital to pay last respects to Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor spotted too
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan reached the hospital to pay tributes to uncle Rishi Kapoor. The veteran actor died at the age of 67 on Thursday.Updated: Apr 30, 2020 15:09 IST
Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor reached the Mumbai hospital to pay her respects to her uncle and Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor who died Thursday morning. Rishi’s son, actor Ranbir Kapoor was also seen at the hospital. Rishi’s wife Neetu Singh and Armaan Jain were also spotted at the hospital.
Kareena, along with husband and actor Saif Ali Khan were spotted at the hospital Thursday afternoon. Rishi’s funeral is expected to take place later on Thursday.
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Rishi was rushed to the hospital late Wednesday and was kept on ventilator. On Thursday morning, his family announced his death and said in a statement, “Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. 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.”
“He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force. He would not have it any other way.”
Rishi was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and he flew to the US for treatment where he was accompanied by wife and actor Neetu Singh. Son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima kept visiting him throughout, along with many of his industry colleagues and friends. He returned to India last year.
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