Rio Kapadia, a veteran actor celebrated for his roles in Bollywood movies like “Dil Chahta Hai,” “Chak De! India,” and “Happy New Year,” breathed his last today, succumbing to his battle with cancer. The renowned actor was 66 years old at the time of his passing, as confirmed by his close friend, Faisal Malik.

Malik informed the press, “He passed away in the afternoon at around 12:30 pm. He was suffering from cancer,” shedding light on Kapadia’s health struggles in recent times.

Throughout his illustrious career, Rio Kapadia frequently embraced supporting roles in both cinema and television. His filmography boasted a diverse range of projects, including notable appearances in “Khuda Haafiz,” “The Big Bull,” “Agent Vinod,” and his contributions to the small screen in shows like “Kutumb” and “Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke.”

Notably, Rio Kapadia made a memorable comeback in the second season of the critically acclaimed Amazon Prime series “Made in Heaven.” In the show, he portrayed the role of Mrunal Thakur’s character’s father, leaving an indelible mark on the series.

Rio Kapadia leaves behind a loving family, survived by his wife and two children. As news of his demise spread, condolences and tributes from fans and colleagues poured in on social media, highlighting his significant impact on the entertainment industry.

The last rites for the late actor are scheduled to take place tomorrow at a crematorium in Goregaon, suburban Mumbai. This somber occasion will provide an opportunity for friends, family, and admirers to pay their final respects to a beloved figure whose talent and contributions to Indian cinema will be remembered for generations to come.

Rio Kapadia’s passing marks a profound loss for the entertainment world, and his memory will forever be cherished through his remarkable body of work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.