The Hush Post | 7:52 pm | One-minute read |
Colonel Raj Kapoor, the director who introduced Shah Rukh Khan with the television show “Fauji”, passed away in New Delhi Today. He breathed his last at a hospital. Colonel Kapoor was 87 years of age.
Zeenews reported he died on Wednesday night due to age-related issues. He was cremated in the day.
Ritambhara, one of his daughters, said, “My father died at 10.10 p.m. yesterday. He was in a hospital for sometime, but his death was very sudden. He was otherwise in good health… He went quite peacefully.”
Kapoor`s also posted the sad news on Facebook: “This is to inform you that our beloved dad, Raj Kumar Kapoor, has left his earthly body to go on a brand new adventure.”
Colonel Raj Kapoor retired from the army and became a disciple of Osho. He subsequently moved to Mumbai to work in films. He was an accomplished actor and acted in full-length and ad films, besides producing many TV serials.
A few years back, he had published a novel “When Shiva Smiles”.
The director had penned an essay in Samar Khan`s book titled “SRK – 25 Years of a Life”. Here he shared his on being known as “the man who made `Fauji` and therefore, by default, made Shah Rukh Khan”.