This story is about the final 12 months of Raj Kapoor’s life, when his physique began responding after which he stated goodbye to the world. Reema Jain narrated this painful story of her father to Filmfare, by which the President broke a protocol to current the Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Raj Kapoor in 1988.
There was a mud storm in Delhi that day
While narrating this story, Reema had instructed that the award was to be given in Delhi on 2 May 1988 and he or she had left Mumbai on 30 April itself. He had stated, ‘There was a mud storm in Delhi that day, as quickly as the aircraft door opened, he was greeted by dusty winds. Since he was an bronchial asthma affected person, it induced plenty of injury to his lungs.
Raj Kapoor could not get up from his seat
He instructed, ‘Papa attended this perform with oxygen cylinder as properly. He remained upset and stressed throughout the total perform. He was feeling so stressed that he was always urgent my mom’s hand exhausting. When his identify was lastly introduced, he could not get up from his seat. After that there was a stir.
President stated – take them in my ambulance
Reema additional stated, ‘When Papa did not get up from the seat, the eyes of President Ramaswamy Venkataraman could sense the ache of Papa. He came down from the stage and walked up to him to current the award. He said- Take them in my ambulance and go to the hospital. After this Papa was placed on ventilator. News bulletins began working about his well being. Last week was very bad. When he handed away on June 2, 1988, we felt relieved as he was in plenty of ache.
‘Took papa’s physique on the passenger seat in the flight’
While narrating the anecdote of Raj Kapoor’s pal, he stated, ‘When his shut pal Mukesh ji died in America on 27 August 1973, Papa was very upset. He stated that my pal went as a passenger and came from there as a baggage. But after maintaining Papa’s physique on the passenger seat in the flight, we returned with the Kapoor household. He lived like a showman and went like a showman.’
Awarded 3 National Awards, Nominated at Cannes Film Festival
Raj Kapoor is that face of the leisure world, which may by no means be forgotten. Nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s largest award (Palme d’Or) for his movies ‘Awara’ and ‘Boot Polish’, Raj Kapoor has obtained 3 National Awards, 11 Filmfare Awards, Crystal Globe Award, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Don’t know what number of awards have been awarded.