Mumbai: Actor Raj Kapoor pays tribute to his father and legendary actor Raj Kapoor on his 28th death anniversary on Thursday. Raj Kapoor died on June 2, 1988 at the age of 63.
“Raj Kapoor. My Father. 1924-1988. Adieu, 28 years back! Achieved what most yearn in a life time. So proud to be his son!” Rishi wrote on Twitter.
The 63-year-old actor also changed his Twitter handle to “rahenge sada” which is the lyrics of a famous Raj Kapoor song “Jeena Yaha Marna Yaha” from the film “Mera Naam Joker”. Raj Kapoor, known as the “Showman of Hindi cinema”, has starred in films including “Awara”, “Shree 420”, “Boot Polish”, “Sangam” among others.
Raj Kapoor, regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film personality 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.
His performance in 'Awaara' was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine.