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Raj Kumar Kapoor, director of Shah Rukh Khan’s 1989 TV series Fauji, passes away

We have all known that Shah Rukh Khan, before entering into the Bollywood Industry had made a debut on TV with his TV series Fauji! What got him fame and acknowledgement for his craft of acting was this TV series aired on Doordarshan channel and the person who has to be given the credits of identifying this talented actor is Raj Kumar Kapoor, the director of the 1989 TV series Fauji! The man who groomed and guided Shah Rukh Khan in his early days, Shri Raj Kumar Kapoor passed away yesterday, in Delhi.

Raj Kumar Kapoor’s son took his facebook to inform the people about his father’s demise. He wrote, “This is to inform you that our beloved Dad, Raj Kumar Kapoor (Colonel), has left his earthly body to go on a brand new adventure.” The cremation took place at Lodhi Crematorium at 3:30 pm. A fan club wrote on Twitter, “The creator of FAUJI serial on Doordarshan, Raj Kumar Kapoor (Colonel), has left his earthly body to go on a brand new adventure. The cremation will take place at the Lodhi Road Crematorium at 3.30 pm today. Shraddhanjali.”

Talking about Shah Rukh Khan, Raj Kumar Kapoor had once said in an interview, “I still remember the sleek boy from Delhi’s Gautam Nagar, who had come to my place. I loved his confidence and called him for an audition. He arrived with the other boys for the audition. Because the show was about Commandos, I made everyone run with me.”

May his soul rest in peace! Stay tuned for more updates!

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