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Kohli, Tendulkar lead the way to pay homage to Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor

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New Delhi: The sudden death of Rishi Kapoor has left his fans and followers shattered across the world. The veteran actor lost his life at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. People from the sports fraternity are mourning the loss of the legendary actor.

Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, after which he was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to express grief on the actor’s demise. He said, “This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It’s hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace”.

Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar  also expressed grief and tweeted “Very very sad to hear about the passing away of Rishi ji. I grew up watching his movies and he was always very gracious when we met over the years. May his soul Rest in Peace.”

During 80s Rishi Kapoor gradually  became the top romantic hero of his day with films such as Rafoo Chakkar and Karz. Actor worked his entire life, delivering some of his best performances in later films like  Agneepath (2012) and Mulk (2018).

Boxer Vijender Singh too expressed sorrow on social media. Sharing a photo of the late actor, he wrote, “Another great versatile actor left us today #RishiKapoor Ji Saddened with shocking news. Condolences to his family #RIPRishiKapoor”

Indian Tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi tweeted a broken heart emoji.

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