Pakeezah actor Geeta Kapoor, abandoned by her children, dies alone in hospital
Geeta Kapoor acted in over 100 films, including Meena Kumari’s classic Pakeezah. Her son left her at a hospital last year and never returned to check on her.Updated: May 26, 2018, 16:14 IST
Veteran actor Geeta Kapoor died on Saturday morning at a Mumbai hospital; she was 57. The actor was abandoned by her children last year and film personalities Ashoke Pandit and Ramesh Taurani were paying for her care. The actor worked in over 100 films including classics such as Pakeezah.
Speaking to Indian Express, Pandit confirmed that the actor passed away on Saturday morning at SRV Hospital in Mumbai. “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,” the former CBFC member said.
He also tweeted about the actor’s death, “Standing besides the dead body of Actress #GeetaKapoor 57 who was abandoned by her kids in #SRVHospital a year back breathed her last at a suburban Old age home today morning. We tried our best to keep her healthy but her wait for her Son&daughter made her weaker day by day. #RIP.” The filmmaker thanked producer Taurani and said the actor’s body will be kept at a hospital for two days so that the actor’s family will come and do her last rites. He wrote, “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.”
A Times of India report revealed in May last year that Kapoor was brought to SRV Hospital in an unconscious state in April and was suffering from low blood pressure. Geeta’s son Raja, who is a choreographer, left the hospital claiming he would return with cash (deposit for Geeta’s admission at the hospital) but he never showed up.
Kapoor’s son, Raja, is said to be a choreographer. Her daughter, Pooja, is an air hostess.