The veteran filmmaker produced films including Woh Saat Din, Pukaar, Loafer and Judaai, and had assisted director K. Asif during the making of Mughal-e-Azam.
Anees Bazmee, the director of Kapoor's home production No Entry, told IANS: "I'm at Surinderji's house right now. He had gone for a walk in the evening. He came back, drank a glass of water and while he was untying the laces of his shoes he suffered a heart attack and died on the spot."
Film critic Taran Adarsh was one of the first people to tweet his condolences, saying: "Veteran producer Surinder Kapoor, father of Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor & Sanjay Kapoor and grandfather of Sonam & Arjun Kapoor, has passed away. Condolences to the entire family. RIP."
Kapoor was the president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India from 1995 to 2001 and was also given the L.V. Prasad Phalke Award in 2009.
Kapoor is survived by his wife, three sons Boney, Anil, Sanjay and daughter Reena.