Ram Teri Ganga Maili actor Rajiv Kapoor died on Tuesday at about 1.30 pm due to a heart attack. He was 58. His elder brother Randhir rushed him to a hospital near their Chembur residence but he could not be revived. Neetu Kapoor, his sister-in-law, broke the news on Instagram. She wrote “RIP” alongside a picture of her brother-in-law.
Rajiv Kapoor made his debut in Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983. He played the leading role in his father’s last directorial venture Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985. He acted in several other films with the most notable being Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985), and Hum To Chale Pardes (1988). He made his last film appearance in Zimmedaaar in 1990 after which he turned to producing and directing. Rajiv was the youngest among three brothers and two sisters – Randhir, Rishi, Ritu Nanda, and Rima Jain.
Mourning Rajiv’s death, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said she is “deeply saddened”. “I just got to know about the passing away of the talented actor Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest son of Raj Kapoor Sahab. I’m deeply saddened by the news. May his soul rest in peace,” Mangeshkar tweeted.
Actor-producer Tusshar Kapoor offered his condolences to the Kapoor family. “Sad to hear of the passing away of Rajiv Kapoor! May his soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.
Actor Akshay Kumar said “Saddened to hear about the untimely demise of#RajivKapoorji. My deepest condolences to the entire family” Kumar tweeted.
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh said he was “devastated” with the news. “Devastated! Another big loss to the family Folded hands 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,” he wrote on the micrblogging site.