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Rishi Kapoor Funeral: Last rites to be performed at Chandanwadi crematorium

RishiKapoor 's daughter RiddhimaSahaniKapoor is in Delhi and won't be able to attend his funeral due to the lockdown

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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has breathed his last on Thursday after a long battle with Leukemia. The 67-year actor was admitted to a Mumbai hospital and left for heavenly abode at 8:45 am. According to the latest report, the last rites of Rishi Kapoor will be performed today at Chandanwadi Crematorium in Kalbadevi, Mumbai.

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According to reports, RishiKapoor ‘s daughter RiddhimaSahaniKapoor is in Delhi and won’t be able to attend his funeral due to the lockdown.

The Kapoor family has released a statement requesting Rishi Kapoor’s fan and admirer not to gather in public.

In the statement, the Kapoor family said, “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.”

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Here is the statement from Rishi Kapoor’s family:

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.

For the uninformed, Rishi Kapoor had been battling cancer since 2018 and he had gone to the US to undergo treatment for almost a year.

Rishi Kapoor debuted in Hindi film industry with Bobby in 1973, opposite Dimple Kapadia. The 67-year old actor was last seen in 2018 film 102 Not Out alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Rishi Kapoor’s demise comes a day after fellow actor Irrfan Khan died in Mumbai.

We the team of The Live Mirror offer our deepest condolences to Kapoor’s family and may his soul rest in peace.

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