"The death of Shashi Kapoor is an irreparable loss to the film world. He ruled the hearts of movie buffs in the 1970s and 80s with blockbusters like Sharmili, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Kala Patthar, Deewar and Trishul," Kumar said in his condolence message.
"For his valuable contributions to cinema, Kapoor was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011 and conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014. May God give strength to his family members and fans to bear the loss", Kumar added.
Kapoor passed away at the age of 79 this evening while undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital.
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