Colonel Raj Kapoor, the director of Shah Rukh Khan’s debut television show Fauji, passed away on Wednesday night due to age-related issue and an emotional Shah Rukh paid a tribute to his mentor. He was 87.
The King Khan posted a picture with him and along with it, he wrote, “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.”
Shekhar Kapoor responded to SRK’s tweet, writing, “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.”
Khan replied to him, “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.”
Kapoor retired from the army after he became a disciple of Osho and moved to Mumbai to work in films. He was cremated at Lodhi Crematorium on Thursday.
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