Proud to be his son: Rishi Kapoor pays tribute to father Raj Kapoor


Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor paid an emotional tribute to his father late Raj Kapoor on the 28th death anniversary of the legendary actor-filmmaker on social media.

The 63-year-old actor shared a painting of his iconic father on his Twitter timeline and wrote, "Raj Kapoor. My Father. 1924-1988.Adieu,28 years back! Achieved what most yearn in a life time. So proud to be his son!"

The 'Kapoor and Sons' actor also changed the name of his Twitter handle to ".....rahenge sada!" inspired from the lyrics of a famous Raj Kapoor song ‘Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan’ from the 1970 classic 'Mera Naam Joker'. He also made the portrait his display picture of his Twitter handle.

Raj Kapoor died on June 2, 1988 at the age of 63. He is regarded as "the greatest showman of Indian cinema" and is known for his films like ‘Awaara’, ‘Shree 420’, ‘Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai’, ‘Anari’, ‘Boot Polish’ and many more.

Raj Kapoor is a recipient of Indian cinema’s highest award - the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and the third highest civilian award - the Padma Bhushan Award. He also won several accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards. The Filmfare 'Lifetime Achievement Award' is named after Raj Kapoor.

Known as Clark Gable (The King of Hollywood) of Indian film industry, Raj Kapoor was a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his 1951 film 'Awaara' and 1954 film 'Boot Polish’.