Colonel Raj Kumar Kapoor, the director who introduced Shah Rukh Khan into the television industry, passed away yesterday. He introduced SRK in the old famous show ‘Fauji’. The 87-year-old director died due to age-related issues on Wednesday night. “My father died at 10.10 p.m. yesterday. He was in a hospital for sometime, but his death was very sudden. He was otherwise in good health… He went quite peacefully,” Ritambhara, who is one of his daughters told.
SRK took to his Twitter handle and wrote the sweetest message for Colonel. He posted, “He loved me so much. Encouraged me. And today if I am used to being mollycoddled on sets it’s because of this man who made a ‘Fauji’ out of a boy, like his own. Will miss you Sir…always. May u find peace in ur new mission.”
SRK recalls the man behind his debut serial ‘Fauji’ on his demise!