Bollywood actor Rajiv Kapoor dies aged 58

His death was announced by family members

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Bollywood actor Rajiv Kapoor has died aged 58. The actor and producer died in Mumbai on Tuesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

“I have lost my youngest brother, Rajiv. He is no more. The doctors tried their best but could not save him,” said his brother, Randhir Kapoor, 73.

Sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor, who was married to the late Rishi Kapoor, paid tribute to Rajiv on Instagram, with a photo and the simple caption, "RIP" with the praying hands emoji.

Rajiv made his debut in Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983, but was best-known for his role in Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985).

He went on to produce and direct a number of films, including Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999), Prem Granth (1996) and Henna (1991). He also directed Prem Granth, which featured his brother Rishi in a starring role opposite Shammi Kapoor, their uncle.

Bollywood's Kapoor family

Rajiv Kapoor was a member of the famous Bollywood Kapoor family – known as the "First Family of Indian Cinema". He was the youngest son of Raj and Krishna Kapoor.

His older bother, Rishi Kapoor, died on April 30, 2020, at the age of 67. He was taken to hospital after he complained of breathing difficulties, his brother, Randhir Kapoor, told Press Trust of India.