Veteran Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies At 79, But It Is Shashi Tharoor Who Is Getting The Condolence Calls

8:51 pm 4 Dec, 2017

Bollywood has lost its most loved actor and veteran artist Shashi Kapoor. He was 79. Kapoor took his last breath in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital surrounded by his family members.



“Yes, he has passed away. He had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years,” his nephew Randhir Kapoor, the son of the late Raj Kapoor, told PTI.



“Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20pm on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” clarified Randhir Kapoor in the report.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and shared their condolences. The President tweeted:


PM Modi too spoke about Shashi Kapoor’s contribution to Indian cinema.

However, amidst the news of Shashi Kapoor’s death, it was Shashi Tharoor who is getting all the condolence calls, as people have just confused him for Shashi Kapoor due to the similarity in their names.



Tharoor’s office was flooded with calls soon after a channel tweeted the Congress MP’s name by mistake. Tharoor then took to the microblogging site to clarify everything.

He wrote, “We’re getting condolence calls in the office! Reports of my demise are, if not exaggerated, at least premature.”


Later, the journalist who tweeted Tharoor’s name by mistake apologized while Tharoor accepted his apology.


Tharoor later shared tweeted about how Shashi Kapoor impacted his life and his departure is a personal loss to him.



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