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Here’s remembering notable people who left us in 2017: Shashi Kapoor Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on 4 December. According to reports, he was administered several rounds of dialysis while at the hospital and passed away due to a kidney problem. He was 79. Shashi Kapoor is survived by his sons Karan and Kunal, and daughter Sanjna. Kapoor got married to English actor Jennifer Kendal in 1958, who unfortunately died of cancer in 1984.
Bollywood’s favourite newage mom, Reema Lagoo, passed away on 18 May following a sudden cardiac arrest in Mumbai. The versatile actor who was a part of several theatre productions, TV shows and films was 59. She breathed her last at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Reema Lagoo is remembered for her roles in Aashiqui, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Vaastav, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Kal Ho Na Ho.
Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passed away on 27 April 2017 in Mumbai. The actor, who was also an MP from Gurdaspur,
had been reportedly suffering from cancer. He was 70.
Veteran actor and Padma Shri awardee Om Puri passed away at his Mumbai residence in the early hours of 6 January 2017, due to a cardiac attack. He was 67. One of India’s finest actors, Puri was an alumnus of the prestigious National School of Drama, Film and Television Institute of India and was a part of several critically acclaimed films like Ardh Satya.
Bollywood actor Inder Kumar passed away on 28 July 2017 after a cardiac arrest. He was 44. He worked in more than 20 films, also starring in a few with Salman Khan like Wanted, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge and others.
Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force, passed away on 16 September following a cardiac arrest. The legendary warrior was laid to rest with full state honours, including a flypast by fighter jets in Delhi. He was 98. IAF Marshal Arjan Singh is famous for his role in the 1965 IndiaPakistan war. Tom Alter Gandhi, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Kranti, Aashiqui and Parinda. In 2008, he was recognised with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour in India.
Phir Hera Pheri director and popular comic actor Neeraj Vora passed away in the wee hours of Thursday at Criticare Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai. He was 54. He had slipped into coma after suffering from a near-fatal combination of a heart attack and a brain stroke in October 2016.