Colonel Raj Kumar Kapoor, the director who brought in the spotlight on Shah Rukh Khan with his TV serial 'Fauji' on Doordarshan, passed away at the age of 87 on April 11, as informed by a family member.
A Facebook post from Kapoor’s account but written by a family member read: “This is to inform you that our beloved dad, Raj Kumar Kapoor, has left his earthly body to go on a brand new adventure.”
Talking to an agency, Ritambhara, Kapoor's daughter said that he passed away on Wednesday night due to age-related issues. She said he was in a hospital for sometime but his death was sudden because he was otherwise fine. She also said that he passed away peacefully.
For those unaware, Raj Kapoor wrote an essay in Samar Khan’s book titled 'SRK - 25 Years of a Life'.
“I’ve been an actor, I’ve fought three wars, but all that anybody seems to remember is that I launched Shah Rukh 20 years ago. It amuses me to think that I’m given credit for something I played no part in. Shah Rukh’s parents made him, I didn’t. I didn’t make a superstar; I simply chose the right man for a job I had. What happened before or after that in his life has nothing to do with me,” he wrote.
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