While veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on December 4, 2017, politician Shashi Tharoor became a victim of mistaken identity! Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor was receiving condolence calls at his office as some people felt that Shashi Tharoor had passed away, instead of the ‘Deewar’ actor. After having a field day, quashing the rumours on Twitter Shashi Tharoor had to finally share, “We’re getting condolence calls in the office! Reports of my demise are, if not exaggerated, at least premature.”
Shashi Tharoor also expressed condolences on Shashi Kapoor’s death on Twitter. He shared, “I feel a part of me is gone. A great actor, smart, cosmopolitan, impossibly handsome and a name that was often confused with mine. (My office got two calls from journalists today about my reportedly serious ill-health!) I will miss Shashi Kapoor. Condolences to his family and all his fans.” The confusion and death news between Shashi Tharoor and Shashi Kapoor because of similar sounding name was finally cleared.