It was shocking news for the tinsel town when legendary Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with a rare disease. Everyone including his fans was sorrowful as they got the news that Rishi is leaving the country for a medical reason. Rishi Kapoor is undergoing treatment for the same since the past few months. It was on September 29, 2018, when Rishi Kapoor left for the US and two days later on October 1, 2018, Rishi Kapoor’s mother passed away due to a cardiac arrest. Confirming the news of her demise Randhir Kapoor had shared about the untoward incident. He had stated, “My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest. Old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise.”
Rishi Kapoor Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor were in the US for Rishi Ji’s treatment when Rishi Kapoor’s mother Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away. As unfortunate as it seems the entire family weren’t available to pay their last respects to Krishna Ji. Talking about the same Rishi Kapoor had shared his feeling in an interview with Times of India. He had shared, “That was very unfortunate. I left for the US on September 29, and my mother passed away on October 1. She knew that I had contracted a serious disorder. That entire period was traumatic for me. I was caught up with my problem. I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t have an option because I had to be here in New York. My brother told me that by the time I would get back, it would be too late. Also, I didn’t have the stamina or strength to come back.”
As Neetu Kapoor too wasn’t available to attend her mother-in-law cum best friend’s funeral. She wrote a heartfelt note for the departed soul, “She was such a huge influence in my life admired her elegance with generosity and warmth!!! She will always stay in my heart #noonelikeher #besthumanbieng #lovedher #bestfriend.”
The whole industry had gathered to pay their last respects to Krishna Raj Kapoor. Ranbir Kapoor’s rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt stood like a rock for her beau’s family during such a difficult time. She was also seen consoling her would-be sister in- law.
In the same interview, he spoke about the most important thing he had learnt during this one year of struggle. He was quoted as saying, “The most important thing that these past nine months taught me, apart from the fact that I had to recover from a disease, is patience. I never had that before. God has taught me that patience is the mother of all virtues. My (medical) treatment is hardly for an hour once in four weeks, but it takes long for it to work on you. It’s not a push-button thing that you do it once, and then you will be alright. My wife and friends keep telling me that I was a very impatient person all the time… my work style, my way of life… The fact is, you have to be patient and let things take its own course. I have been going through this ordeal of being a patient and it’s interesting how it (the word patient) taught me patience. You can’t always be wanting to do things immediately.”
Rishi Kapoor had also shared how this phase of his life has taught him to be patient. He had stated, “My work was such that I couldn’t afford to be patient. I had to be active all the time. Life teaches you to slow down sometimes. Anupam Kher told me that I needed this break, but of course, not in this manner. I don’t want a break when I am undergoing treatment. People may wonder what I am doing in America for so long. I move around, eat, drink, shop and watch films. I can’t come home because I am bound by the hospital — I am under treatment and under observation. For me, this has taken great patience, else I would have left this place and come back to Mumbai a long time ago. The treatment requires you to behave a certain way. From one treatment to another, it takes weeks. That’s why I have been here for nine-and-a-half months. I am hoping to come back by the end of August. I have seen all four seasons of this city (New York). I came here in September last year, which was autumn. I went through winter, spring and now, it is summer.”
And we all were silently praying for your complete recovery too, Rishi Ji! Wish you many many more years of sound health.