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‘Pakeezah’ actor Geeta Kapoor dies alone at 57

  • Published at 01:16 am May 27th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:19 am May 27th, 2018
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Veteran Indian actor Geeta Kapoor, 57, died on Saturday morning at a Mumbai hospital; she was 57. The actor was abandoned by her children last year and film personalities Ashoke Pandit and Ramesh Taurani have been paying for her care. The actor had worked in over 100 films including classics such as “Pakeezah.”

Indian filmmaker and film personality Ashoke Pandit tweeted on Saturday about the actor’s death. “Standing besides the dead body of Actress #GeetaKapoor 57 who was abandoned by her kids in #SRVHospital a year back breathed her last at a suburban Old age home today morning. We tried our best to keep her healthy but her wait for her Son & daughter made her weaker day by day. #RIP,” the post said.

The filmmaker also thanked his fellow producer Taurani and said the actor’s body will be kept at a hospital for two days so that the actor’s family members can come and do her last rites. He wrote, “Her body will be kept at Cooper Hospital Vileparle for two days hoping her children to come and atleast do the last rites. Otherwise we will do our best to bid her a dignified goodbye.. Thank U #DrTripathi SRV Hospital @MumbaiPolice #JivanAshaoldHome for being a great help. #RIP.”

A Times of India report back in May 2017 stated that Geeta Kapoor was brought to SRV Hospital in an unconscious state back in April and was suffering from low blood pressure. Geeta’s son Raja, who is a choreographer, left the hospital claiming he would return with money for the deposit for her admission at the hospital but never showed up.

She also had a daughter, Pooja who is an air hostess.