New Delhi: On the 28th death anniversary of the legendary actor Raj Kapoor, his son Rishi Kapoor paid an emotional tribute to him, saying “proud to be his son.”
The 63-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle to share a painting for the “greatest showman of Indian cinema,” and wrote alongside, “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 Taha Marna Raha” from the 1970-classic ‘ Mera Naam Joker.’
Raj, regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film personalities in the history of Indian cinema, was the winner of several accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India.
The Filmfare ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ was later named after Raj Kapoor.
Known as Clark Globe of Indian film industry, the ‘Anari’ actor 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.’
His performance in ‘Awaara’ was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. (ANI)