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Pakeezah actor Geeta Kapoor shifted to Jeevan Asha old age home, Ashoke Pandit ‘relieved’

A month after she was abandoned by her son, actor Geeta Kapoor has been shifted to an old age home in Mumbai, thanks to filmmaker Ashoke Pandit who also paid her hospital bills amounting to Rs 1.5 lakh.

bollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2017 12:44 IST
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Pakeezah actor Geeta Kapoor,Geeta Kapoor,Jeevan Asha old age home
Pakeezah actor Geeta Kapoor is now in an old age home in Mumbai.(Twitter)

Bollywood actor Geeta Kapoor, who was abandoned by her son at a hospital more than a month ago, has been shifted to an old home. She is best known for her roles in Pakeezah and Razia Sultan.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who has also paid Geeta’s hospital bills, helped Geeta shift to Jeevan Asha old age home in Mumbai on Thursday. He tweeted about the development and wrote, “Relieved after #GeetaKapoor ji is shifted to #JeevanAsha old age home, Andheri (W). She is smiling & soon will be absolutely fine. Thanku #DrTripathi, #JeevanAshaOldAgeHome & @RameshTaurani ji for all ur support for #GeetaKapoor ji. We’ll together, get her dignity back.”

Pandit told ANI, “Shifting Geetaji to a very dignified old age home. A mother being abandoned by son is the biggest crime.”

On April 21, her son brought the 58-year-old to SRV Hospital in Mumbai’s Goregaon to treat her fluctuating blood pressure. He left the hospital on the pretext of withdrawing money from an ATM and never returned.

“So many media people have visited. It has left her a little scared. She starts crying and the ward gets disturbed. She feels that people come to meet her, yet no one is taking her home,” Dr Dipendra Tripathi, intensivist, SRV hospital told PTI.

The doctor says when she came to the hospital, she was bedridden and “hadn’t even eaten proper food, her BP was a problem and even her mental condition wasn’t good, so we had arranged for a psychiatrist.”

Even now, Tripathi says, the actor believes that her son is going to come back for her.

“She was there when he left her. So that’s all she remembers and says, he is going to come back with money. It’s a very tragic story... The most surprising thing is that despite the media attention, not a single relative has turned up.”

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First Published: Jun 02, 2017 12:36 IST