With Shashi Kapoor’s demise last evening, South Asia has lost a truly beloved actor.
While family members and close friends rushed to the hospital to pay their last respects as soon as the news broke, condolence messages from fans and friends continue to pour in from all corners.
Pakistani and Indian stars have taken to Twitter to remember the legendary actor and his contribution to South Asian cinema.
RIP #ShashiKapur sir. Your infectious smile, charm and iconic renditions will always remain.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi Kapoor. One of the finest and most charming actors to have graced the silver screen pic.twitter.com/wgaJgYrt22
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) December 4, 2017
Just woke up in Sydney to the sad news about #ShashiKapoor ji. He was d 1st to give me a role in Utsav. A huge star. He taught me how to treat new comers with love & dignity. He was full of life & Life was full of him. Most charming Actor & human beings of all times. RIP Sir. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3rXm1USm9s
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) December 4, 2017
Innumerable Bollywood dreams came to life watching your iconic dialogue, "Mere paas maa hai." Your tremendous contribution to cinema will always be remembered. RIP #ShashiKapoor ji
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi Kapoor ji
Great artistes not only inspire but also inseminate the hearts & minds of the next generation. In individual ways we all carry his greatness within us. He & his talent shall live on. And we shall forever celebrate it. Thank you for your inspiration…
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) December 4, 2017
As the skies burst and it begins to rain in this part of Mumbai. My heart is filled with deep gratitude. Thank you Sir ! You touched our lives only the way you could have . 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/IzRvKDOXM9
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 4, 2017
#RIPShashiKapoor …the most charming and enigmatic actor ever…a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional…thoughts and prayers with the family….his work will always live on… pic.twitter.com/U9jsAGxGET
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 4, 2017
We will miss you … pic.twitter.com/ZMGoFk0DCM
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 4, 2017
Mujhe abhi pata chala ki guni Abhineta Shashi Kapoor ji ka aaj swargwas hua .Ye sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua, wo ek bahut bhale insaan the. Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 4, 2017
Shashi Kapoor was the youngest and the last remaining son of Prithviraj Kapoor. With his demise, an era in the Kapoor family and South Asian cinema has officially come to an end.
— The Guy Next Door (@guy_in_london) December 4, 2017