In a rather bizarre case of confusion over names, one major news channel announced the premature departure of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. The news channel wasn’t the only one confused by the same first names of Tharoor and the late Shashi Kapoor. Congress MP Tharoor tweeted that condolence messages were pouring with people calling his office.He wrote: “We’re getting condolence calls in the office! Reports of my demise are, if not exaggerated, at least premature.”To the news channel, he wrote: “Thanks. No problem. Mistakes happen. Glad to be able to crack a smile at a tragic moment.”Bollywood veteran Shashi Kapoor breathed his last on Monday evening. He was 79.The actor had been suffering from an old-age related illness.Earlier in March, 2016, the veteran actor was announced to be dead, but nephew and actor Rishi Kapoor dispelled the reports. He took to Twitter to announce that his uncle ‘is doing well and hopes this puts an end to all speculations.’Shashi Kapoor, the leading actor of the 70s, had worked with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Rekha, and various other A-list actors of the Indian film industry. He made his mark with Bollywood classics like ‘Namak Halaal’, ‘Satyam Shivan Sundaram’, ‘Deewar’ and ‘Waqt’ among others.He was conferred with the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015. He had also been awarded with three National Awards, and many other honours.With inputs from ANI
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After Shashi Kapoor’s death, condolences pour in for Cong MP Shashi Tharoor