The veteran actor, and Bollywood great Shashi Kapoor on 4 December in Mumbai, India. During his lifetime, his heart-aching good looks, dashing personality and brilliant acting skills made him the most sought-after man in town. Known for films like ‘Deewar,’ ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ and so many more, the actor hailed from the famous Kapoor clan and was the youngest of three brothers, and the only one left after his brothers passed away.
Shashi Kapoor died age 79 in Mumbai, India after kidney failure from prolonged illness
The actor twinkled up the silver screen with his zesty acting and movies such as ‘Junoon’ and ‘Namak Halaal.’ He became a quick star, even winning the prestigious ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award,’ the most treasured Indian cinema award.
Shashi’s father, Prithvi Raj Kapoor was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan before moving Peshawar to work in theatre (his father was a police officer in Peshawar)
His family later relocated to Bombay in 1928 – the Kapoors have sturdy roots in Peshawar, having hailed from the city. Prithvi’s house still exists in Peshawar to this date and is now a heritage site overlooked by the Pakistani government.
Upon Shashi’s death, a memorial was held outside the house by the Pakistan Cultural Heritage Council in Peshawar
Members of the council gathered and lit candles in a heartfelt moment of gratitude for the deceased actor
The touching poster was titled ‘Pride Of Peshawar, followed by ‘Peshawar Will Never Ever Forget You’
Fans were incredibly moved by such an incredible gesture
Rare thing in these times….dil khush kar dia.
— amit sharma (@nandansharma179) December 6, 2017
What a great gesture by the people of Peshawar
— Rahul Bajaj (@rahulk2836) December 6, 2017
With many thanking them for such a warm tribute
What a lovely gesture by the people of Peshawar.
— Anindya Chaudhuri (@anindyachaudhu1) December 7, 2017
Thank you for remembering our star
— jitu (@jitu6612) December 7, 2017
Thanks Peshawar for ur gesture never forget 🙏
— Anurudh Singh🇮🇳 (@Anurudh1985) December 7, 2017
It was a moment of wiping away all negativity that is often prevalent between both India and Pakistan
wow, thank you for showing the respect and love, thank you for the act that puts hate and cynicism to shame. Lots of love and gratitude coming your way from this side of the border. #Peace #love #Unity
— Sheetal Sawhney (@sheetal_sawhney) December 7, 2017
Many Indians longed to visit Pakistan
I want to visit Lahore & Karachi . My great grad father use to work in lahore
— ANSHUL SHARMA🇮🇳 (@sharmaanshul56) December 7, 2017
And others felt incredibly emotional
So much to bring us closer, yet so much keeps us apart 😔
— Shantanu Chatterjee (@scatter_g) December 6, 2017
Beyond Borders….Heartwarming indeed… #ShashiKapoor
— Shakeel Gundagi (@shaqueelsinai) December 7, 2017
Shashi too often expressed his adoration for Peshawar
Yes.He often described this in his interviews.He remembered Peshawar till his last breath.
— sarmad sultan (@sarmads00529534) December 6, 2017
What did you think of Peshawar’s tribute?