Maker of ‘Fauji’ passes away | Col Kapoor gave Shah Rukh Khan best break of his life

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”.

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