News has just arrived that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away at a Mumbai hospital today.

Rishi Kapoor, 67, died after a two-year-long battle with cancer. Amitabh Bachchan confirmed the news on Twitter.

“He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !" Amitabh Bachchan tweeted earlier today.

The 67-year-old actor was taken to H N Reliance hospital by his family on Wednesday morning.

Rishi Kapoor was not keeping well and was admitted to a city hospital in Mumbai, his elder brother Randhir Kapoor said.

He added that his wife Neetu Kapoor and son Ranbir had been constantly by his side.

"He is in the hospital. He is suffering from cancer and he has some breathing problem, so he has been admitted to the hospital. He is stable now," Randhir had told yesterday.

The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year.

In February, Kapoor was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.

He was first admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he was attending a family function. At the time, Kapoor had said that he was suffering from an "infection".