Prime minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over demise of the actor. He tweeted” Shashi Kapoor’s versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers”.
Shashi kapoor was unwell for quite some time , he was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai where he was undergoing dialysis.
He was the third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, made debut in 1961, as the lead actor, in the film Dharamputra. He began his career as a child artiste in the 1940s.
In 2011, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema.In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.