Feb 9: The Kapoor family lost another member on Tuesday – actor-filmmaker Rajiv Kapoor died following a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chembur today afternoon. He was 58. Rajiv Kapoor was the son of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor. He was the brother of late actor Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor. On Tuesday, within hours of Rajiv Kapoor’s death, a heart-wrenching tribute arrived from Randhir Kapoor’s daughter Kareena Kapoor.
Actor Neetu Kapoor, who is Rajiv’s sister-in-law, shared a post dedicated to him on Instagram. She wrote, “RIP.”
The mom-to-be actress zeroed in on a priceless throwback memory, featuring four Kapoor stalwarts – Raj Kapoor and his sons Randhir, Rajiv, and Rishi – Randhir Kapoor, 73, is the only one alive from the black and white throwback memory posted by Kareena. Rishi Kapoor died in April last year after battling cancer for two years. He was 67. Raj Kapoor died in 1988.
“Broken but strong,” wrote Kareena Kapoor along with the broken heart emoji. Rishi Kapoor’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni dropped in a red heart on Kareena’s post.
Kareena Kapoor and her sister Karisma were some of the first family members to arrive at Rajiv Kapoor’s Chembur residence after his death. Rajiv suffered a heart attack at his residence in Chembur following which he was rushed to Inlaks Hospital. He was declared dead at the hospital.
Rajiv made his acting debut with Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983 and starred in multiple films such as Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985).