Bollywood actor and Raj Kapoor’s son Rajiv Kapoor passed away on Tuesday. He was 58.
According to reports, Rajiv Kapoor suffered a massive heart attack, following which he was rushed to a hospital.
Kapoor’s death follows that of his brother Rishi, who died in April last year.
The news first broke when his sister-in-law, Neetu Kapoor, who was married to fellow Bollywood star Rishi,
shared an image of Kapoor to her Instagram, captioning the photo: ‘RIP.’ Speaking to Times Of India today,
Randhir confirmed the news, telling the publication: ‘I have lost my youngest brother, Rajiv. He is no more. ‘
The doctors tried their best but could not save him.
He also confirmed the news to BBC News Marathi. Tributes came in for the star, who followed in his brothers’
footsteps into a Bollywood career with his debut in the 1983 film Ek Jaan Hain Hum. However, he was best known
for his performance in father Raj Kapoor’s 1985 film Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
He also starred in Aasmaan, Zabardast, Lover Boy, and Hum To Chale Pardes. His last acting role was
Zimmedaar in 1990, before he turned his attention to directing and producing.
After producing Henna in 1991, which was directed by his brother Randhir, Kapoor went on to helm Prem
Granth, which starred Rishi in the lead. The filmmaker’s final project was 1999’s Aa Ab Laut Chalen, which
starred Aishwarya Rai and Akshaye Khanna and was directed by brother Rishi. However, it has been reported
the film’s ‘tepid’ success was a catalyst behind Kapoor withdrawing from the industry.
Actor Randeep Hooda paid tribute to Kapoor on Tuesday, sharing an image of him to Twitter,
simply writing: ‘Rest In Peace.’