Colonel Raj Kapoor, who introduced Shah Rukh Khan to showbiz with Fauji, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 87.
An emotional SRK, who owes his career to Kapoor, took to micro-blogging site, Twitter, to pay a tribute to Kapoor and penned an emotional message for him.
Fauji marked Shah Rukh's debut in TV, and was aired on DD National in 1989.
'Today if I am mollycoddled it's because of this man'
SRK shared a throwback picture of himself with Kapoor and 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."
He made a 'Fauji' out of a boy, says SRK
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. pic.twitter.com/j6LKM2MJpV