‘Pakeezah’ actress Geeta Kapoor shifted to an old-age home


Finally, veteran actor Geeta Kapoor has got an address after months of stay at a hospital in Goregaon. Geeta Kapoor was shifted to an old-age home in Andheri on Thursday from the Goregaon hospital after her son abandoned her. Geeta spend nearly 41 days in hospital and the staff bade tearful adieu to Geeta. Though Geeta got a shelter to spend the rest part of her life, she will never forget that her son has dumped her and left her never to take her back home.

She was shifted to the old-age home named Jeevan Asha at Veera Desai road in Andheri (west). With the permission of the police SRV Hospital shifted her to the old-age home. The hospital's chief intensivist Dr Dipendra Tripathi has signed a personal bond taking all responsibility of her well-being since there is no one from the family to take care of her.

Dr Tripathi said the hardest part was to drop her off at the old-age centre. "She was clinging on to me. She didn't want me to leave and held on to my hand. We had to distract her saying her family members would soon be around to take her home. It was perhaps one of the most difficult moments of my life," said the doctor.

Central Board of Film Certification member Ashoke Pandit, who paid for Geeta Kapoor's hospital bills shared the news with everyone on Twitter that he has arranged for her stay at Jeevan Asha old age home in Andheri. "Relieved after #GeetaKapoor ji is shifted to #JeevanAsha old age home, Andheri (W). She is smiling & soon will be absolutely fine," tweeted Mr Pandit.

Geeta Kapoor (58), a resident of Andheri has been admitted to SRV hospital for more than a month. Her son Raja has left her in the hospital in the pretext to find ATM to pay the hospital bills. He left her in the hospital and never returned to meet his mother. His son Raja admitted her mother on April 21 for getting treatment for falling blood pressure.

After several attempts, when hospital authority failed to to contact her son and daughter (Pooja), the hospital authority contacted Police. In an interview to Marathi channel TV9, Geeta Kapoor couldn't control her tears as she shared her agony. During the interview, she revealed that she has worked as a junior artist in several films including ‘Pakeezah’ (1972).

Narrating her anguish, the elderly lady told Mid-Day, "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."