An old picture of yesteryears' Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. Image: (Facebook)
An old picture of yesteryears' Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. Image: (Facebook)

Yesteryears Bollywood actor-turned-film producer Shashi Kapoor underwent a cataract surgery on Friday at a hospital in Mumbai.

An old picture of yesteryears' Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. Image: (Facebook)
An old picture of yesteryears' Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. Image: (Facebook)

The 74-year-old veteran actor was admitted to the hospital on Friday morning and discharged the same day. The doctor said he is doing fine.

"He underwent a cataract surgery at the hospital. He is doing well and was discharged today," Dr Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, told PTI.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Seema Behi, ophthalmologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

Shashi Kapoor was awarded Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2011.

He was also honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th annual award ceremony in the year 2010.

The yesteryears star is known for his notable performances in films like "Jab Jab Phool Khile", "Heeralal Pannalal", "Namak Halaal", "New Delhi Times", "Satyam Shivan Sundaram", "Chor Machaye Chor", "Mukti", "Aa Gale Lag Ja", "Fakira" and many more.

He has also directed and produced films like "Junoon", "Kalyug (1980)", "Utsav", "Ajooba" and acted in Indo-English movies "Bombay Talkies", "Heart and Dust", "Shakespear-Wallah", and "The Householder."

He is the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor and the brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor. He is the widower of British actress Jennifer Kendal, who died of cancer in 1984. The couple has three children together- Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor.