The director who introduced Shah Rukh Khan passes away at 87

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The director who introduced Shah Rukh Khan with the television show ‘Fauji’, Colonel Raj Kumar Kapoor passed away at a hospital in Mumbai, a family member said. He was 87.

A Facebook post from Kapoor’s family read: “This is to inform you that our beloved dad, Raj Kumar Kapoor, has left his earthly body to go on a brand new adventure.”

“I’ve been an actor, I’ve fought three wars, but all that anybody seems to remember is that I launched Shah Rukh 20 years ago. It amuses me to think that I’m given credit for something I played no part in. Shah Rukh’s parents made him, I didn’t. I didn’t make a superstar; I simply chose the right man for a job I had. What happened before or after that in his life has nothing to do with me,” he wrote.

“My father died at 10.10 p.m. yesterday. He was in a hospital for sometime, but his death was very sudden. He was otherwise in good health… He went quite peacefully,” Ritambhara, one of his three daughters, said over phone.

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