Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him a “powerhouse of talent”.
President Ram Nath Kovind called him “an evergreen personality”.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said, “In his passing away, the nation lost a beloved son and film industry lost a gem.”
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who had studied with Kapoor in school, wrote:
BJP MP Hema Malini, who co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in several films in her acting career, said:
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called his death “a terrible loss”.
Here’s what other politicians and ministers said: