Bollywood actor Rajiv Kapoor passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 58 years old.
Rajiv, the youngest son of late actor-producer Raj Kapoor, and brother of late actor Rishi Kapoor, starred in several movies. He made his acting debut in 1983 with Ek Jaan Hain Hum and then went on to star in Aasmaan, Lover Boy and Zabardast. His most popular project, however, remains Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985, which was directed by his father.
Rajiv’s last project was Toolsidas Junior, which just finished filming. “Rajiv was so affable and played his part with much fun and ease,” director Ashutosh Gowariker wrote on Twitter.
This is the third member the Kapoor family has lost recently — Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30, 2020 and their sister Ritu Nanda died in January 2020.
The Kapoor family has chosen not to have a Chautha for Rajiv due to the pandemic. A Chautha usually includes a mass prayer for the deceased.
A number of celebrities have paid tribute to Rajiv on social media.
His sister-in-law Neetu, wife of Rishi, posted a picture of Rajiv with the caption 'RIP'.
His niece Kareena Kapoor Khan posted a picture with her late uncle.
Madhuri Dixit recalled the wonderful moments they had shared.
Rajiv had no children and is survived by his brother Randhir Kapoor and sister Reema Kapoor.