Rishi Kapoor cremated in Mumbai, son Ranbir Kapoor performs last rites

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 30, 2020, 02:24 PM(IST)

File image of Rishi Kapoor and actor Ranbir Kapoor at his father's cremation Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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He died at a hospital in Mumbai in the morning.

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor was cremated at the Chandanwadi Crematorium, Marine Lines on Thursday evening- hours after he breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai.

Exactly 20 people were allowed to attend his funeral ceremony. His son, Ranbir Kapoor did the last rites and his wife Neetu Singh was present at the crematorium.

The actor's daughter Riddhima is still on her way to Mumbai from Delhi.

Earlier in the day, Riddhima’s cousin Kareena Kapoor Khan and husband Saif Ali Khan were spotted outside the hospital, soon after the news of Rishi Kapoor’s death came out. Also, Rishi’s son, Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend Alia Bhatt was also spotted outside the hospital. They then headed towards the crematorium.

Also seen are son Ranbir Kapoor, wife Neetu Kapoor, nephews Armaan and Aadar Jain, Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Ambani and filmmaker Ayan Mukerji, who is Ranbir's closest friend.

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Meanwhile, Rishi Kapoor’s family had earlier issued a statement saying: The statement earlier released by Rishi's family said, "Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8.45 am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff 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," it further read.

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