Rajiv Kapoor, the younger brother of Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor passed away on Tuesday at the age of 58.
Rajiv Kapoor’s sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor took to social media to share a photo of the actor, writing just “RIP” in the caption section. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was rushed to Inlaks Hospital, the closest medical facility near their residence in Chembur.
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The doctors declared him dead on arrival. When Times of India contacted Randhir, he confirmed the sad news saying, “I have lost my youngest brother, Rajiv. He is no more. The doctors tried their best but could not save him.”
“I am at the hospital, waiting for his body,” he added. Rajiv Kapoor rose to popularity due to his impressive performance in films like Ram Teri Ganga Maili, and Ek Jaan Hain Hum. He also directed Prem Granth, a film starring Rishi Kapoor in the lead.
Bollywood trade analyst Komal Nahta confirmed in a tweet that the actor died of a heart attack. “Very sad news. Rajiv (Chimpu) Kapoor passes away following a heart attack,” he tweeted.