BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: While the nation was still mourning the sudden death of Irrfan Khan, another sad news that Rishi Kapoor is no more hit the headlines on Thursday morning. The veteran actor breathed his last at the age of 67. He was admitted to South Mumbai’s HN Reliance Hospital on April 29 and passed away a day later.
After his demise, a video has been going viral on the internet claiming to be the last moments of the Karz actor from the hospital. In the video, the actor is listening to a hospital staff singing ‘Tere Dard Se Dil’ from his 1992 film, Deewana. Further, there are various claims on the internet doing the rounds that he is a doctor.
— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) April 30, 2020
In fact, yesteryear actress Nagma also shared the video on her Twitter handle. The whole setting in the video is real, but it isn’t taken on April 29, 2020, which was when Rishi was admitted to the Reliance Foundation Hosiptal after complaining of breathlessness.
The same video has been uploaded on YouTube by one DK Sanu, who is the singer in the video in early February. In fact, Boom has fact checked the video and found out that the video was uploaded on February 3, 2020. At that time, Rishi was in Delhi and he fell ill and was admitted to the hospital. He even took to Instagram to share the news.
Here is the YouTube video:
Rishi was always active on Twitter but he was silent on Twitter for the past one month. However, he tweeted for the last time on April 2. In the tweet, in his forever candid manner, he urged people to respect doctors, nurses and those who are in the frontline against coronavirus fight.
An appeal 🙏 to all brothers and sisters from all social status and faiths. Please don’t resort to violence,stone throwing or lynching. Doctors,Nurses,Medics, Policemen etc..are endangering their lives to save you. We have to win this Coronavirus war together. Please. Jai Hind!🇮🇳
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 2, 2020