The man who introduced us to the Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan with the television show ‘Fauji’. Colonel Raj Kapoor who fought 3 wars and was an actor. He passed away at a hospital here at the age of 87.
Cl. Raj Kapoor retired from the Indian army after he became a follower of Osho and he moved to Mumbai to work in the film and television Industry. He acted in many films and ad commercials and even produced many serials. A few years ago he released his novel ” When Shiva Smiles”. Raj Kapoor gave one of the biggest gifts to the industry by introducing Shah Rukh Khan.
Raj Kapoor’s daughter Ritambhara told to IANS ” My father passed away on Wednesday night due to age-related issue”.
Ritambhara one among his three daughters told over the phone “My father died at 10.10 p.m. yesterday. He was in a hospital for some time, but his death was very sudden. He was otherwise in good health. He went away quite peacefully.”
Shah Rukh Khan recalls his Fauji director for making him a fauji out of a boy and posted a heartfelt tweet on his Fauji director :
He loved me so much. Encouraged me. And today if I am used to being mollycoddled on sets it’s because of this man who made a ‘Fauji’ out of a boy, like his own. Will miss you Sir…always. May u find peace in ur new mission. pic.twitter.com/j6LKM2MJpV
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 12, 2019
Colonel Raj Kapoor’s family members took to Facebook to announce the heart-wrenching news :
Cl. Raj Kapoor was cremeneted on Thursday 11.04.19.