Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor`s younger brother Rajiv Kapoor breathed his last on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Late actor Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor's younger brother Rajiv Kapoor breathed his last on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' star has reportedly died of cardiac arrest. Renowned film critic and trade analyst Komal Nahta broke the unfortunate news of Rajiv Kapoor's demise on Twitter. Very sad news. Rajiv (Chimpu) Kapoor passes away following a heart attack.
Several fans and celebs reacted to his untimely demise and extended condolences. Initial reports suggest he suffered a cardiac arrest. However, the family is yet to release an official statement. Rajiv Kapoor aka Chimpu (fondly called by family and close friends) made his Bollywood debut in Ek Jaan Hain Hum back in 1983. He entered movies as a leading actor in father and veteran filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor's last directorial venture Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985.
Chimpu starred in several movies including Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985) and Hum To Chale Pardes (1988). He was last seen in 1990 release Zimmedaar in 1990 after which he turned to producing and directing, as per reports
When contacted Randhir confirmed the sad and shocking news, saying, “I have lost my youngest brother, Rajiv. He is no more. The doctors tried their best but could not save him.” He added, "I am at the hospital, waiting for his body." Rajiv Kapoor is known for his performance in 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' (1985) and 'Ek Jaan Hain Hum' (1983). He was also the director of 'Prem Granth', which starred Rishi Kapoor in the lead. Neetu Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor's sister-in-law had expressed condolences on Instagram.
The actor was set to return to movies after 28 years with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Toolsidas Junior. The film announced in December 2020 was said to be a sports drama with Sanjay Dutt in the lead role.