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Losing a family member is one of the most painful things in this world, and nothing can replace the vacuum of his absence. Living with the thought that you will never be able to see that person again kills you, and you are just left with some beautiful memories of him/her. The year 2020 will always be remembered for many reasons and for Bollywood, this is the year when it lost its rarest gems in the form of actors, Irrfan Khan, and Rishi Kapoor. We were coming in terms with the sudden death of Irrfan Khan when the shocking news of Rishi Kapoor’s death the very next day had shattered us. (Also Read: Irrfan Khan's Son, Babil Shares An Unseen Video Of His Father Eating 'Pani Puri' With Utmost Love)
Everyone is mourning the loss of the two legends of Bollywood. From their closed one to their loyal fans, everyone is taking a trip down memory lane and sharing some beautiful pictures with them. Whether it is Irrfan Khan’s wife, Sutapa Sikdar sharing a heartfelt eulogy about how her husband ‘spoilt her’ for perfection or Riddhima Kapoor Sahni’s ‘miss you’ note for her papa, Rishi Kapoor, makes us feel their pain. Their loss seems so personal because somewhere, we had related to them and now we are just left with their beautiful memories.
On May 1, 2020, Karisma Kapoor took to her Instagram handle and shared a throwback family picture from her dad, Randhir Kapoor’s birthday celebrations. In the picture, Rishi Kapoor was seen happily posing with the Kapoor khandaan. The picture also included Neetu Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Babita Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Rima Jain, Aadar Jain, Armaan Jain, and other family members. She captioned the picture as “Family” followed by a heart emoticon.
On March 30, 2020, Karisma had shared a childhood picture of herself with her grandfather, Raj Kapoor, and chachu, Risi Kapoor. Along with the adorable picture, Karisma had written an emotional note for her Chintu chacha. Her not could be read as “Always looking over family… Chintu uncle will miss discussing food and restaurants with you... #uncle #legend.” (Also Read: Rishi Kapoor's 'First Crush', Simmi Garewal Penned An Emotional Note As She Remembers The Late Actor)
On April 30, 2020, the nation had woken up to the sad news of Rishi ji’s death, and it was his best friend, actor, Amitabh Bachchan, who had confirmed the news on his Twitter handle. His Tweet could be read as “He's GONE... Rishi Kapoor... gone... just passed away... I am destroyed!” And on May 1, 2020, Amit ji took to his Twitter handle and had shared a song ”Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam” from their last film together, 102 Not Out, where Amit ji had played the role of Rishi ji’s father. He had captioned his tweet as “Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam... Tum rahe na tum, Hum rahe na hum...”
T 3517 - Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam .. Tum rahe na tum, Hum rahe na hum .. pic.twitter.com/JhDPneL3V8— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 1, 2020
After Rishi ji’s death, his wife, Neetu Kapoor had posted a family statement on her Instagram handle with a folding hand emoji as the caption. The statement could be read as "Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. 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." (Also Read: Virat Kohli Shared An Adorable Wish For His 'Love', Anushka Sharma's 32nd Birthday)
RIP Rishi ji!