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Rishi Kapoor was undoubtedly the 'original chocolate boy' of the Indian cinema. He stole my mother's heart and I am sure that he had stolen all your mother's heart too, with his charming smile and charisma. Back in that time, no one would have imagined that a young boy, who was in the midst of his boyhood and about to reach his adulthood in the film, Mera Naam Joker, would go on to rule the hearts of millions over three decades. Rishi Kapoor was hailed as a 'loverboy' of the film industry and he went on to become the 'hero' of every film, even in his 'second innings'. (Recommend Read: Neetu Kapoor And Riddhima Kapoor's Emotional Posts For Late Rishi Kapoor Will Leave You Heartbroken)
However, on the last day of April 2020, we were hit by the sudden news of Rishi Kapoor's demise. For a second, we couldn't believe our eyes and ears and rechecked our mobile screens to confirm the news. In that moment, a picture of young Rishi ji flashed through my mind, sporting bell bottoms and cardigan and his smile expressing the love in his heart. Well, that's how we all have known the great Rishi Kapoor and this image will forever remain as he had never aged even in his sixties.
The entire nation is trying to pay their tribute to the great legend with their words, poems and quotes. While we know that no amount of words can ever describe the legends of Rishi Kapoor, we all are 'trying' to express our love for him. In the midst of it, we got hold of the last video of Rishi Kapoor which was shot by a paparazzo. In the video, we can see Neetu Kapoor buying groceries and Rishi ji was waiting patiently in his car for his wife to return. However, when he had spotted the paparazzo panning his camera towards him, he had rolled his window. Take a look at it below:
After the news of Rishi Kapoor came out in the morning, his wife, Neetu Kapoor took to her Instagram handle and shared a heartbreaking note on the behalf of her family that can be read as "Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45 am 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." (Also Read: After Rishi Kapoor's Demise, Family And Bollywood Celebs Prepare For Last Rites At His Mumbai Home)
Her note further read, "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." (Don't Miss: When Ranbir Kapoor Had Expressed His Wish To Be Friendlier And Spend Time With Father, Rishi Kapoor)
Well, Rishi Kapoor will forever live in our hearts!
He was not a Shayar but he made everyone scream on top of our voice, ‘Kiya’ every time he asked us, ‘Kya Tumne Kisi Se Pyaar Kiya?’ Since then, the OG chocolate boy of the Hindi film industry became an inspiration for every actor, with his smiling face, zest for lifeRead More