Rishi Kapoor Wishes His Uncle, Shashi Kapoor On His Birthday, Shares Pictures From An Iconic Moment

On Shashi Kapoor's 81st birthday, his nephew, Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter and wished him by sharing some iconic pictures. Celebrities like, Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, also wished Shashi ji.


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Rishi Kapoor Wishes His Uncle, Shashi Kapoor On His Birthday, Shares Pictures From An Iconic Moment

Balbir Raj Kapoor, famously known as Shashi Kapoor, is a legendary name, and it’s etched in our minds and hearts so deeply, that whenever we think of Indian cinema, the one name which invariably pops into our heads is Shashi Kapoor. Born to legendary Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor is no more with us. He died on December 04, 2017, due to liver cirrhosis, and has left a great legacy behind him. (Don't Miss: Neha Dhupia And Angad Bedi Post Heartfelt Wishes For Daughter, Mehr On Her Four-Month Birthday)

Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor’s nephew, took to Twitter yesterday on March 18, 2019, on his uncle’s 81st birthday and wished him by sharing a couple of pictures. Shashi Kapoor was bestowed with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014, and Rishi Kapoor shared the pictures from the same iconic moment to wish his uncle a happy 81st birthday. First, take a look at the pictures:

Rishi Kapoor wishes Shashi Kapoor's on his birthday

Rishi Kapoor wishes Shashi Kapoor's on his birthday

Rishi ji captioned the first picture as, “What a proud moment for the Shashi Kapoor family! Dada Sahab Phalke award for him. Third Phalke Award in the family! Happy Birthday, uncle!” Captioning the second picture, Rishi Kapoor wrote, “Happy Birthday Shashi Uncle!” You can spot Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Rekha ji also.

Amitabh Bachchan, who starred with Shashi Kapoor in Deewar and many other films, and together have created the most iconic dialogue of all time- Mere paas maa hai. Amitabh Bachchan also took to Twitter and wished Shashi Kapoor on his birthday. Sharing a collage- on with Manohar Parrikar (four-time Goa CM who passed away on Sunday) and the other one with Shashi Kapoor, Amit ji shared:

Amitabh Bachchan wishes Shashi Kapoor's on his birthday

Shabana Azmi, who had also starred with Shashi Kapoor, in films like Junoon and Athithee, also wished him on his birthday. Shabana ji wrote, “Shashiji .. we miss you.. your warmth your generosity your humanity. Today would have been your 81st birthday.”

Shabana Azmi wishes Shashi Kapoor's on his birthday

Shashi Kapoor was married to Jennifer Kendal during his lifetime. Jennifer was an English actress and also the founder of the famous Prithvi theatre. Shashi and Jennifer had three children- Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. In an excerpt from his biography, “Shashi Kapoor: The householder, The Star” by Aseem Chhabra, the author talks about the superstar’s life after the death of his wife Jennifer and how heart-breaking it was for him.  (Must Read: Deepika Padukone And Ex, Ranbir Kapoor Dancing On Her Hubby Ranveer Singh's Song Aankh Maare Is Love)

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In one of the excerpts from the book, it’s written, “Shashi Kapoor continued to work after Jennifer Kendal Kapoor’s passing, and some of his best work emerged during a time of loss. But something inside him did break. ‘I think the death of Jennifer was a big blow to him,’ Hanif Kureishi says, who worked with Shashi on Sammy and Rosie Get Laid9 two years after his wife’s demise. ‘It really destroyed him.’.”

The author further wrote in the book, “Jennifer had been the love of Shashi’s life, his true anchor. With her death, he became rudderless. Simi Garewal tells me, ‘Jennifer occupied—or Shashi surrendered to her—a large part of his personality. And they merged. With Jennifer gone, Shashi struggled, but couldn’t find himself. That vast area of his personality that was Jennifer—now it lay empty. A void. I met him in London over dinner with Ismail Merchant and could see that he was floundering. He was different—not himself.’.” (You May Like: Parineeti Chopra Hints She Is Not Single, Says Love Is More Important And Reveals Her Marriage Plans)

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Shashi Kapoor, you were and are a true legend, who inspires us till eternity.