Bollywood woke up to the news on Friday of Colonel Raj Kumar Kapoor's demise — 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.”
Remembering his director, Shah Rukh Khan posted: "He loved me so much. Encouraged me. And today if I am used to being mollycoddled on sets it’s because of this man who made a ‘Fauji’ out of a boy, like his own. Will miss you Sir...always. May u find peace in ur new mission."
Director Shekhar Kapur replying to SRK wrote: "Yes, I remember well the day the ‘Colonel’ brought you to my house during Faujj. ‘Watch this young man’ He said. And he was so right. What a wonderful compassionate man @iamsrk". To which, Shah Rukh replied by saying: "And he was so jovial. Somehow in the midst of all stresses he had a way that could make u smile away ur troubles. One of those people u assumed will never leave your side cos he was so full of life ." [sic]
Here's his tweet -
The director was also known for Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979)
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