Kapoor was admitted to H N Reliance hospital by his family yesterday. The cause of hospitalisation has not been ascertained yet.
The actor, known for his work in films like Bobby and Chandni, was treated in NY for cancer and returned to Mumbai some months ago.
The actor's wife, Neetu Kapoor was with him in the hospital. More details are awaited.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi also conveyed his condolences to the late actor. Just like us, Akshay also felt that we're in the midst of a nightmare, whereas Priyanka Chopra called it an end of an era as she extended her condolences to Neetu, Riddhima and Ranbir Kapoor. I never thought I had it in me to be a Rishi Kapoor.
Kapoor's death comes only a day after actor Irrfan Khan breathed his last in Mumbai on Wednesday.
After a cameo in his father Raj Kapoor's 1955 film "Shree 420", Kapoor debuted as a child actor in his father's 1970 magnum opus "Mera Naam Joker".
Thanking his fans and sharing updates about his health, he had tweeted, "Dear family, friends, foes, and followers".
India is now in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Kapoor family is urging fans not to gather together publicly to mourn the star's loss. He said Kapoor had a huge fan following across generations.
Indian E-sport star Vishal Sharma has paid tribute to both Kapoor and Khan in a tweet, sharing his sadness at losing two "legendary actors" in two days.
Rishi Kapoor's last film was 2019's The Body.
We will miss you, Rishi ji!
It was on September 29, 2018, when Rishi Kapoor had tweeted about his short absence from work and had requested his fans and well-wishers to not unnecessarily speculate about his diagnosis.
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