MUMBAI: Veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor was cremated with full state honours here on Tuesday. His body was wrapped in the Tricolour and was given a three-gun salute by the police as the last rites were performed at the Santa Cruz Hindu crematorium in presence of family and friends from the film industry.
The actor, who was ailing for the last few days with chest pain, breathed his last, at the age of 79, at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Monday evening.
His sons—Kunal, Karan and daughter — Sanjana besides other members of the Kapoor family including Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor performed the last rites.
Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Salim Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Supriya Pathak, Shakti Kapoor, Hansal Mehta, Nandita Das and Suresh Oberoi among others were present at the cremation to bid adieu to the veteran actor.
In the morning, his body was taken from the hospital to his Juhu home – and then to the electric crematorium.
Despite rains, a lot of fans had assembled at the crematorium to bid adieu to the screen icon.
Mumbai Police paid tributes to Shashi Kapoor, who in several films had essayed the role of a cop including Deewar.