New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn paid tributes to Shashi Kapoor, one of the stalwarts of the Indian cinema industry, who passed away on Monday at the age of 79.
The actor had been suffering from an old-age related illness.
The 'Dangal' star tweeted, "Shashi uncle was not only a great star and a passionate filmmaker, but also a wonderful human being. His work has always given Indian audiences great joy. His contribution to Indian theatre was huge, Prithvi theatre is the favourite venue of both performers and audiences alike. His passing away is a sad day for all of us. My condolences to Sanjana, Kunal, Karan and everyone in the family. May his soul rest in peace. Love and respect. a."
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) December 4, 2017
Here's what the other celebs tweeted:
Karan Johar: #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...
RIP Sir. You will be deeply missed by all🙏 #ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/Bkr48vvtKp
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) December 4, 2017
So sad to hear the passing of the most charming #ShashiKapoor ji, really saddened by this news. Pray for his soul to find peace. Thank him for the amazing memories he gave us all. Condolences to the Kapoor family. #RIP SIR.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) 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
You won't be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) December 4, 2017
Saddened to her of the demise of Shashi Kapoor ji, we had worked together in a few films. My condolences to his near & dear ones...Jeetendra
— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi Kapoor sir 🙏🏻,,,,,CINEMA will miss you.
— kiku sharda (@kikusharda) December 4, 2017
A great actor and human being passes away and leaves behind his wonderful memories, we will miss you Shashi sahab 🙏 . Deepest condolences to the family 🙏. #ShashiKapoor #RIPShashiKapoor @chintskap pic.twitter.com/G1YlBBBSEX
— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) December 4, 2017
RIP Shashi saab 😔 the most charming and handsome man bollywood has ever seen. Loved so many of… https://t.co/5bTV5mtfhV
— Arbaaz Khan (@arbaazSkhan) December 4, 2017
Rest in Peace Mr. Shashi Kapoor🙏 A celebrated Actor who always exuded kindness & love with great generosity!!! My respect & condolences to the family!!! Godspeed🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZWuP27DOdX
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) December 4, 2017
Shashi ji also contributed to the theatre movement hugely. Prithvi Theatre is like a 'shrine' which has contributed to so many struggling aspirants. His contribution to the alternate cinema movement is also huge. Junoon , 36 Chowringhee Lane, Utsav, Vijeta ...!
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) December 4, 2017
His contribution to this industry will be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. Shashi Kapoor ji you will be missed always. 🙏🏻
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) December 4, 2017
Shashi ji you will always live in our hearts and minds. Your good looks and charming smile are forever imbedded on film and in our hearts. Prayers love and strength to the family pic.twitter.com/pkhGiZz0Ix
— kunal kemmu (@kunalkemmu) December 4, 2017
End of an era ..RIP Shashi Sir 🌹 pic.twitter.com/1jvSX4Paio
— Ali Asgar (@kingaliasgar) December 4, 2017