The Delhi Police has granted permission to Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, daughter of actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away on Thursday (April 30), to travel to Mumbai by road for his last rites amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) R P Meena was quoted in a PTI report saying that along with Riddhima Kapoor, five other people namely, Bharat Sahni, Samara Sahni, Drigalakshmi Rai and Akshayy Sahni have received permission to travel to Mumbai by road.
Rishi Kapoor’s daughter, Riddhima Kapoor is married to businessman Bharat Sahni and has a daughter named Samara Sahni. She is the elder sister of actor Ranbir Kapoor. She stays in the national capital and could not be present in Mumbai when her father was hospitalised, due to restrictions of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Delhi Police has issued movement pass to 5 people, including Riddhima Kapoor – the daughter of #RishiKapoor, to go to Mumbai: DCP (southeast) RP Meena (in file pic)
Rishi Kapoor passed away at Mumbai’s HN Reliance Foundation Hospital today. pic.twitter.com/1PVKVMkHSu
— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor, the 67-year old actor, is considered to be the original chocolate boy of Bollywood and redefined romance in cinema. He was sufferingg from cancer and was taking treatment in the US earlier. On April 29, he was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital, Mumbai after health complications. Rishi Kapoor’s death comes one day after his D-Day co-star Irrfan Khan died in Mumbai, due to cancer.
Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
Rishi Kapoor is considered to be one of the greatest actors in the Indian film industry. He is the third generation of the illustrous Kapoor dynasty. Rishi Kapoor’s exceptional filmography includes several masterpieces such as Mulk, Kapoor & Sons, Amar Akhbar Anthony, Chandni, and many others. Politicians, co-actors, and other major personalities have condoled his death and posted heartfelt tributes on Twitter and other social media handles.