Pakeezah actress Geeta Kapoor, whose kids abandoned her, dies
Abandoned by her kids, veteran actress Geeta Kapoor passed away on Saturday morning at an old age home in Mumbai. The news of her demise was shared by CBFC member Ashoke Pandit, who along with filmmaker Ramesh Taurani had been taking care of Geeta Kapoor after her kids left her. Pandit said Kapoor waited for her kids for one year, but no one visited her.
In what is sure to tear you up, Ms Kapoor was left at SRV hospital by her son Raja, in May last year. He brought her to the hospital when her blood pressure fell. When hospital authorities asked him for deposit, he went outside on the pretext of getting money from ATM and didn't return. Neither Raja nor his sister Pooja could be contacted.
Reports suggested Raja even moved out of his residence after abandoning his mother. Pooja, who is an air hostess, didn't check on Geeta Kapoor either. As the news caught attention, Ashoke Pandit and Ramesh Taurani took care of her and later Kapoor was moved to an old age home in Andheri West. On Twitter, Ashoke Pandit thanked Taurani for his help.
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 wl do our best to bid her a dignified good bye.. Thank U #DrTripathi SRV Hospital @MumbaiPolice #JivanAshaoldHome for being a great help.🙏 #RIP pic.twitter.com/ZsH48xPg5a— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 26, 2018
The 57-year-old actress played the role of Rajkumar's second wife in Kamal Amrohi's classic Pakeezah. Ashoke Pandit said, "Only last Saturday we had arranged a grand breakfast to cheer her up. She wasn't happy, as she wanted to see her children one last time."
Who are these children?? Shame!!! RIP. https://t.co/JwtLAyOC0W— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) May 26, 2018