Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor’s younger brother Rajiv Kapoor passed away. The 58-year-old filmmaker reportedly suffered a massive heart attack. A Times Of India report revealed that Randhir Kapoor rushed him to Inlaks Hospital, which was the nearest hospital available in Chembur. But the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Soon after, Randhir confirmed the shocking news. He told the portal “I have lost my youngest brother, Rajiv. He is no more. The doctors tried their best but could not save him.” He added, “I am at the hospital, waiting for his body.” According to reports, the actor has passed away before he reached the hospital and was declared dead on arrival by the doctors. Rajiv Kapoor’s sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor also took to her Instagram profile and confirm the news. Neetu shared the late actor’s photo and wrote, “RIP”. More Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief after the veteran actor’s death. Actor Tusshar Kapoor wrote on Twitter, “Sad to hear of the passing away of Rajiv Kapoor! Deepest condolences to the family! May his soul rest in peace.” Take a look at the posts,
Devastated!! Another big loss to the family 🙏🏻 one of my most favourite people in the world. Love him so so dearly. Don’t remember a Happy Moment without him. Chimpu uncle we will miss you. 💔 RIP 🙏🏻. pic.twitter.com/wUPAfn4eJd
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) February 9, 2021
Sad to hear of the passing away of Rajiv Kapoor! Deepest condolences to the family! May his soul rest in peace
— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) February 9, 2021
— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) February 9, 2021
Very sad news.. #Rajivkapoor Ji passes away following heart attack. My deepest and most sincere condolences to the Kapoor family..!! RIP
— Payal Ghosh ॐ (@iampayalghosh) February 9, 2021
— Anil Sharma (@Anilsharma_dir) February 9, 2021
Rajiv Kapoor was best known for playing the main lead in father Raj Kapoor’s last directorial venture Ram Teri Ganga Maili. Rajiv Kapoor was known not only as an actor but had also directed Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit’s 1996 film, Prem Granth. Apart from that, he had also produced films like Henna, Prem Granth, and Aa Ab Laut Chalen. His other notable works include Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985), and Hum To Chale Pardes (1988). According to reports, the late actor was set to make a return to movies after 28 years with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Toolsidas Junior, which was announced in December 2020. The film starred Sanjay Dutt in the lead role.