Mumbai: Romantic hero of yesteryears Shashi Kapoor is no more. He was 79.

The Jab Jab Phool Khele famed actor took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here on Monday. The funeral would be held on Tuesday morning.

Dr Ram Narain of Kokilaben Hospital said “Shashi Kapoor expired at 5:20 pm on December 4  in Mumbai,”

Shashi Kapoor, born on March 18, 1938,  hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father Prithivraj Kapoor. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late ’40s. His best known performances as a child actor were in “Aag” (1948) and “Awaara” (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film “Dharmputra” and went on to appear in more than 116 films during the ’70s and until the mid ’80s. Among his memorable films were “Deewar”, “Kabhie Kabhie”, “Namak Halal” and “Kaala Pathar”.

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and received cinema’s prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2015.