Pakeezah-fame actress Geeta Kapoor dies at Mumbai old age home

Pakeezah-fame actress Geeta Kapoor dies at Mumbai old age home
Pakeezah-fame actress Geeta Kapoor dies at Mumbai old age home

She had featured in about 100 films in supporting roles/characters, including prominent ones in Kamal Amrohi’s films Pakeezah, Razia Sultan

The Hush Post: Veteran actress of Hindi movies Geeta Kapoor (67) died at an old age home in Mumbai on Saturday.

The actress who starred in Bollywood’s classic moves like Pakeezah and Razia Sultan among other Hindi movies was living in an old age home after she was reportedly abandoned by her children, a son, and a daughter, last year, a report said.

“Heartbreaking! ‘Pakeezah’ actress Geeta Kapoor passes away after waiting to see her children one last time,” her friend and a film-personality Ashoke Pandit tweeted.

Geeta Kapoor had featured in about 100 films in supporting roles/characters, including prominent ones in Kamal Amrohi’s films Pakeezah, Razia Sultan, the report said.

Film producer Ramesh Taurani and Pandit had been caring for Geeta Kapoor as a humanitarian gesture and financing her medical bills after her children abandoned. Her son Raja is a choreographer and her daughter Pooja is an air hostess, the report said.

The 67-year-old actress was deserted by her children in May 2017 at the SRV Hospital, Goregaon, and was later shifted by Pandit and Taurani, to the Jeevan Asha old age home run by the Society of Helpers of Mary in Andheri West, it was reported.

Geeta had once complained of ill-treatment meted out by her son, including assault and not giving her food regularly, the report said.

The yesteryears actress yearned much to see her children since then, but they never came and she kept getting weaker with passing time, and finally passed away on Saturday, Pandit reportedly said.

Geeta’s body will be kept at the Cooper Hospital morgue ahead of the funeral on Monday amid hopes that her children would come to perform the final rites.

“Her body will be kept at Cooper Hospital, Vile Parle for two days hoping her children to come and at least do the last rites. Otherwise, we will do our best to bid her a dignified goodbye,” Pandit said in another tweet.

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