Veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, who passed away yesterday at an age of 79, was wrapped in the tricolor and given a three-gun salute by the police for his last rites at the Santacruz Hindu Crematorium here today. The veteran matinee star breathed his last at 5.20 p.m. yesterday at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Supriya Pathak, Shakti Kapoor and Suresh Oberoi among many others were present at the cremation. [caption id="attachment_24801" align="alignnone" width="700"] source[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24802" align="alignnone" width="700"] source[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24803" align="alignnone" width="700"] source[/caption] Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor debuted in Bollywood with the 1961 film "Dharmputra" after working as a child artist. Honored with the third highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan in 2011, Shashi Kapoor was also bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015. The mesmerizing actor was married to British actress Jennifer Kendal, who died in September 1984. He is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and two sons Kunal and Karan Kapoor.
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