- Geeta Kapoor's son abandoned her in a hospital in May 2017
- Ashoke Pandit helped Geeta Kapoor in her final days
- He said they'll wait for her children for two days before cremating her
Speaking to the Indian Express Ashoke Pandit added that Geeta Kapoor kept waiting for her children all of last year but no one came for her. "Only last Saturday we had arranged a grand breakfast to cheer her up, she was okay too, but she was not happy from inside, as she wanted to see her children one last time."
In May 2017, it mid-day reported that Geeta Kapoor was abandoned in a Mumbai hospital by her son Raja under the pretext of withdrawing cash from a nearby ATM. Geeta Kapoor then told mid-day that her son tortured and starved her. "He used to beat me up as I did not approve of his philandering ways. He would give me food once in four days, and sometimes, even lock me up for several days. I was not ready to go to an old-age home, that's why, he planned all this. He deliberately kept me hungry and I fell ill. Then, he got me admitted and fled," she told mid-day.
In Pakeezah, Geeta Kapoor played the role of Rajkumar's second wife while Meena Kumari featured in the lead role.
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