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After reports of being abandoned last year, Pakeezah actress Geeta Kapoor passes away

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 26, 2018, 1:19 pm IST
Updated : May 26, 2018, 6:39 pm IST

Kapoor, who has also acted in Hema Malini-Dharmendra starrer ‘Razia Sultan’, breathed her last at an old age home.

 Geeta Kapoor in a still fron ‘Pakeezah’, and on her death bed.
  Geeta Kapoor in a still fron ‘Pakeezah’, and on her death bed.

Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Geeta Kapoor of ‘Pakeezah’ fame passed away at an old age home in Mumbai on Saturday.

The news was confirmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit.

“Geeta ji finally passed away, we tried our level best to care for her, but she finally gave up. She kept waiting for her children for last one full year, but no one came to meet her. Only last Saturday we had arranged a grand breakfast to cheer her up, she was okay too, but she was not happy from inside, as she wanted to see her children one last time. She had a natural death as she was not keeping well because of her age, she passed away today, around 9.00 AM,” Pandit told Indian Express.

He also took to Twitter, posting videos from beside her mortal remains and of her friends from the old age home and he even shared some of her latest pictures.

He also stated that her body will be kept at Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle for two days in the hope that her son and daughter will visit her and perform her last rites, or else he was ready to go ahead with it.

Geeta Kapoor had made headlines around the same time a year ago when reports of her son Raja abandoning her at a hospital surfaced. The actress had reportedly stated that he used to beat her, and later got her admitted to SRV Hospital in Goregaon to which he never returned when the hospital bills started mounting.

Pandit was one of those who helped clear the dues, along with ‘Race 3’ producer Ramesh Taurani, after which she was shifted to an old age home.

Geeta Kapoor had also worked in ‘Razia Sultan’ which also featured Dharmendra. She reportedly claimed to have worked in 100 films, but the number is likely 20-25 according to members of the film industry.

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