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Veteran actor Geeta Kapoor died on Saturday morning at a Mumbai hospital; she was 67. The actor was abandoned by her children last year and film personalities Ashoke Pandit and Ramesh Taurani were paying for her care. The actor worked in over 100 films including classics such as 'Pakeezah'.
Speaking to Indian Express, Pandit confirmed that the actor passed away on Saturday morning at SRV Hospital in Mumbai. "Geeta ji finally passed away, we tried our level best to care for her, but she finally gave up. She kept waiting for her children for last one full year, but no one came to meet her," the former CBFC member said.
He also tweeted about the actor's death, "Standing besides the dead body of Actress #GeetaKapoor 67 who was abandoned by her kids in #SRVHospital a year back breathed her last at a suburban Old age home today morning. We tried our best to keep her healthy but her wait for her son & daughter made her weaker day by day. #RIP." The filmmaker thanked producer Taurani and said the actor's body will be kept at a hospital for two days so that the actor's family will come and do her last rites.
A Times of India report revealed in May last year that Kapoor was brought to SRV Hospital in an unconscious state in April and was suffering from low blood pressure. Geeta’s son Raja, who is a choreographer, left the hospital claiming he would return with cash (deposit for Geeta’s admission at the hospital) but he never showed up. Kapoor’s son, Raja, is said to be a choreographer. Her daughter, Pooja, is an air hostess.