Pakeezah actress Geeta Kapoor, who was allegedly abandoned by her children has passes away on May 26 in an old age home in Mumbai. She was 57.
The news was confirmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who looked after Geeta Kapoor in her last days. He took to Twitter and wrote, Twitter, “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”
He further 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”
The late actress son Raja, has not turned up for her last rites, but her daughter Aradhya came and performed her last rites without informing anyone.
When Ashoke Pandit came to know about this, he was speechless that no one informed him about the actress funeral.
In May 2017, mid-day reported that Geeta Kapoor was abandoned in a Mumbai hospital by her son Raja under the pretext of withdrawing cash from a nearby ATM. Geeta Kapoor than told mid-day that her son tortured her and starved her. “He used to beat me up as I did not approve of his philandering ways. He would give me food once in four days, and sometimes, even lock me up for several days. I was not ready to go to an old-age home, that’s why, he planned all this. He deliberately kept me hungry and I fell ill. Then, he got me admitted and fled.”
Later, Ashoke Pandit and fimmaker Ramesh Taurani came forward to her rescue and cleared her hospital bills. After she was discharged from hospital, she was staying in an old age home for the past one year.