Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dead at 79

Actor Shashi Kapoor is pictured on the set of the movie "Siddhartha,"  circa 1972.

(CNN)Beloved Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor died Monday evening at a hospital in Mumbai, India, a hospital spokesman said.

The 79-year-old actor had been battling chronic kidney disease, local media reported. His death was confirmed by Dr. Ram Narain, executive director at the Kokilaben Hospital.
Kapoor won immense popularity for his