His death created a saddening atmosphere for all Bollywood fans.
Images of Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor's presence at sanctum sanctorum of Braham Kund at Har-Ki-Pauri are still fresh in the mind of teerth purohit stan Times.
Neetu Kapoor was the only one from the family who shared an endearing picture of a young Shashi with his father Prithiviraj Kapoor.
The programme's editor Paul Royall apologised on Twitter on Tuesday for the mistake hours after the bulletin was aired.
The entire Hindi Film Industry mourned the loss of a gem and many celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan attended the actor's last rites on Tuesday afternoon.
But the error was criticised by some of the corporation's own stars on social media.
Creator and co-writer of BBC One's Citizen Khan Adil Ray, "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person".
Reminiscing Shashi Kapoor's visit four decades ago, Paliwal says while his other family members left for Mumbai after the immersion of his parents' ashes, he spent some days alone in Haridwar.
Hang on @bbcnews Shashi Kapoor has died not Amitabh Bachan or Rishi Kapoor, who you've weirdly used to illustrate the story. It's poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify. "Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset".