There will never be another one: Family, colleagues remember Raj Kapoor

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By: PTI | Mumbai |

December 14, 2020 8:50:06 pm





Raj Kapoor is remembered as “the greatest showman of Indian cinema”. (Photo: Express archive)

Veteran star Dharmendra together with relations and actors Neetu Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor on Monday remembered legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor on his 96th beginning anniversary.

Raj Kapoor, who handed away aged 63 in June 1988, acted in a sequence of classics comparable to Shree 420, Awara, Boot Polish and Teesri Kasam amongst others. Winner of a number of National Awards, Raj Kapoor continues to be remembered as “the greatest showman of Indian cinema”.

Dharmendra, 85, took to Twitter and posted an image with the icon. The duo labored within the 1970 basic Mera Naam Joker.

“Raj Sahab, today is your birthday anniversary. We miss you sir. You will always be remembered with great love and respect,” Dharmendra tweeted.

Raj Kapoor , Raj Kapoor birth anniversary Raj Kapoor handed away aged 63 in June 1988. (Photo: Express archive)

Neetu Kapoor shared a black-and-white image from her wedding ceremony to late actor Rishi Kapoor and her father-in-law Raj Kapoor on Instagram.

“Remember n miss both of them! (sic)” she captioned the image.

Rishi Kapoor, aged 67, died in April 2020 after a two-year battle with leukaemia. Khan took to Instagram and shared an image of her grandfather, grandmother Krishna Kapoor and the actor’s father, Randhir Kapoor.

Raj Kapoor , Raj Kapoor birth anniversary Raj Kapoor acted in movies like Shree 420, Awara, Boot Polish and Teesri Kasam amongst others. (Photo: Express archive)

“There will never be another… Happy birthday Dadaji,” the Good Newwz star wrote.

Karisma Kapoor shared a picture of herself as a toddler, being held in arms by her grandfather, Raj Kapoor.

“So many learning’s from my Dadaji… Remembering you on your birthday.. #grandpalove #legend (sic)” she captioned.

Raj Kapoor , Raj Kapoor birth anniversary, raj kapoor photos, raj kapoor pics Raj Kapoor received a number of National Awards in his profession. (Photo: Express archive)

Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha took to Twitter and in a sequence of tweets known as Raj Kapoor his “greatest motivator, role model” whose movies he watched whereas rising up.

“Though, we hardly have any similarities, watching him has been my greatest learning experience in showbiz. Main Raj Kapoor ka deewana tha, deewana hu, aur deewana rahunga. His penchant for music, grandeur on celluloid have been a visual treat. Thank you for the creative brilliance you have left us to treasure for a lifetime,” the 75-year-old actor tweeted.

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