Death is inevitable and one of the biggest truths of life. While we live in a materialistic world, enjoying every moment of the beautiful life we have been blessed with. Death teaches us that nothing in this world is permanent. After losing someone close to us, we realize how precious life is and how in the end, nothing but memories remain with us. The Kapoor khandaan is undergoing the same gloom as they have lost an important family member, Rajiv Kapoor on February 9, 2021. (Also Read: Irrfan Khan's Son, Babil Khan Shares Glimpses Of His Mother, Sutapa Sikdar's Lavish Farmhouse)
Rajiv Kapoor was the younger brother of Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor and was best known for his performance in the film, Ram Teri Ganga Maili. The 58-year-old actor had suffered a major heart attack on February 9, 2021, and was rushed to the Inlaks Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Neetu Kapoor had taken to her IG handle and had announced the untimely demise of Rajiv Kapoor. She had shared a picture of him and had written "RIP" in the caption.
On February 9, 2021, Armaan Jain’s wife, Anissa Malhotra took to her IG handle and shared a monochrome picture with him. In the monochrome picture, Armaan was seen giving a peck to their ‘Chimpu mama’. Along with the picture, Anissa wrote a heartmelting caption and it can be read as “The brightest star. Keep shining wherever you are! Hope we could give you half as much the love as you gave us. Love you Chimpu Mama.”
After a few hours of Rajiv Kapoor’s death, Kareena Kapoor Khan had taken to her IG handle and had shared a rare picture of Raj Kapoor with his three sons. In the picture, we could see Raj Kapoor flashing his big wide smile and hugged his youngest son, Rajiv Kapoor, who was standing right beside Rishi Kapoor and on the other side was Randhir Kapoor. Alongside the picture, Kareena had written, "Broken but strong." Karisma Kapoor too had shared a picture of Rajiv Kapoor on her IG stories and had written, “Chimpoo uncle you will be dearly missed.” Rishi Kapoor's daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni too had shared her Rajiv uncle's picture with her father. Atop which, she had written, "Together, now and forever." (Also Read: Ira Khan On Her Struggle With Mental Health At Cousin, Zayn Khan's Wedding, Forced Herself To Smile)
In the 1980’s, youngest son of Raj Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor had decided to carry his father’s legacy and had ventured into acting. His early films didn’t do much well and he was cast as the lead in the 1985 social drama, Ram Teri Ganga Maili. Although the film was a blockbuster but couldn’t do much to take off Rajiv’s acting career. But it didn’t deter his spirit and he had gone on to direct Madhuri Dixit starrer Prem Granth, which had failed miserably at the box office. In 2001, Rajiv had gotten married to an architect, Aarti Sabharwal but had gotten divorced two years later.
Talking about Rajiv Kapoor, the actor had always stayed away from the media. Earlier, in an interview with Cinestaan, the actor had talked about being famous in the younger generation because of his one film. He had said, "To be honest, if I’m remembered today, even amongst the younger generation, that is purely because of Ram Teri Ganga Maili. It gave me great recognition and platform all over the world. It also comes regularly on television. Today, I go to a mall or a theatre, I meet people who talk about the film. It’s fine for people of my generation to talk about it, but I get touched when their children know about the film. Obviously, their parents have told them about this film. Arguably, it’s the best film that I’ve done. I’m grateful to god and my father for having made that film." (Also Read: Kamya Panjabi Wishes Her Husband, Shalabh Dang On Their First Wedding Anniversary, Calls Him 'Angel')
RIP Rajiv Kapoor!