The past twelve months have not been good for the Kapoor family. Rishi Kapoor gave in to his battle with cancer and passed away in April 2020. His sister Ritu Nanda died in January and now his brother Rajiv passed away a few days back. Actor Randhir Kapoor is heartbroken at the loss of his three siblings and feels that he is left all alone now.
In an interview with ETimes, Randhir Kapoor revealed Rajiv had no medical history. “Rajiv was a very gentle and extremely jovial person. It is so tough to believe that he is gone. He had no medical history. His health was simply fine; he had no problems whatsoever,” he said.
Randhir also spoke about the personal toll that losing three of his siblings in the span of a year has taken on him. Ritu Nanda died in January 2020, and Rishi Kapoor died in April. “I don’t know what’s happening. I was equally close to Rishi and Rajiv. I have lost four people from my family–my mother Krishna Kapoor (October 2018), eldest sister Ritu (January 14, 2020), Rishi and now Rajiv. These four were my central core, with whom I did most of my talking,” he said.
He said that the family performed a small puja for Rajiv, instead of a traditional ‘chautha’, owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Similar precautions were taken after Rishi died. Talking about Rajiv’s death, Randhir Kapoor said, “Well, I have a 24-hour nurse since I have a bit of a problem in walking due to a nerve-related issue. The nurse went to wake him up in the morning at about 7:30 am and he did not respond. She detected that his pulse was very low and dropping further. We rushed him to the hospital but all efforts to save him failed. And, now I am left alone in this house.”