NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has granted permission to Riddhima Sahni, daughter of actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away on Thursday morning, to travel to Mumbai for his last rites amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, a senior officer said.
“Along with Riddhima, four other people — Bharat Sahni, Samara Sahni, Akshay Sahni and Drigalakshmi Rai — got permission to travel to Mumbai,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) R P Meena said.
Riddhima lives in southeast Delhi with her husband Bharat Sahni and daughter Samara (9). The couple have been married for 14 years.
The 67-year-old actor, who was suffering from cancer, died in a Mumbai hospital. His death comes a day after his ‘D-Day’ co-star Irrfan Khan passed away due to cancer. The Delhi Police also paid tribute to both the actors.
“Two of the finest personalities of the film world, who made us laugh and cry with their performances, are not among us today. Delhi Police pays them an emotional tribute,” it tweeted.
Rishi Kapoor, a third generation actor of the famous Kapoor dynasty, was taken to the H N Reliance Hospital by his family on Wednesday.
His family said the actor 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,” the family said in a statement, adding the actor would like to be “remembered with a smile and not with tears”.
On Wednesday, Irrfan Khan (54), lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital. He was buried at the Versova graveyard in the afternoon.
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Gone Too Soon
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Noted actor Rishi Kapoor, a powerhouse of talent, passed away after a two year long battle with cancer.The actor, who had charmed his way into millions of hearts with his scintillating debut in 1973’s ‘Bobby’, had been diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and underwent treatment in New York for almost a year. He returned home to Mumbai in September 2019.Born in 1952, Kapoor began his career as a child artiste with roles in his father Raj Kapoor’s films, starting with ‘Shree 420’. He won the National Award for Best Child Artist for his performance as a younger version of his father in ‘Mera Naam Joker’.While Kapoor’s acting prowess is indisputable, the actor also left fans with some evergreen tunes from his films.Here’s remembering the icon through his songs.