A wave of melancholy has swept over Bollywood as the industry stalwart, Shashi Kapoor 7passed away at the age of 79.

The romantic screen superstar of the 70s and the ultimate charmer was reportedly suffering from kidney problems.

“Yes, he has passed away. He had kidney problem for several years,” his nephew Randhir Kapoor told media.

Many might not know, Kapoor was India’s first international superstar and acted in over 175 films. He was a popular commercial actor, appearing in films such as Jab Jab Phool Khile, Waqt, Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Trishul and Namak Halaal.

He also appeared in several movies alongside Amitabh Bachchan including Deewar, Shaan, Suhaag and Namak Halaal.

He even worked in Jinnah (1998) for which he visited Pakistani cities Karachi and Lahore.

While Indians are mourning over his sudden demise, Pakistani stars too are leaving no stone unturned to pay their respect to veteran actor-producer.