- Ashoke Pandit wasn't informed about the funeral
- 'Requested them to inform us so that we are part of her last journey'
- He had helped Geeta Kapoor after she was left in the hospital
The daughter & sisters of late actress #GeetaKapoor Ji performed her last rites, late last night. Even though Dr. Tripathi, Old Age Home sisters, #ArchanaShourie & I requested them to inform us so that we, who stood by her pain, are part of her last journey. But they didn't. Sad!— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 28, 2018
After Geeta Kapoor was abandoned by her children last year, Mr Pandit had helped her with the hospital bills. Geeta Kapoor's son left her in a hospital in May 2017 on the pretext of withdrawing cash from an ATM but he never returned. Ashoke Pandit learnt about her situation from a newspaper article and came to her rescue. He also helped her find lodging in an old age home, where she remained for the last year.
On Saturday, Ashoke Pandit informed that Geeta Kapoor died "waiting for her children." He said: "We tried our best to keep her healthy but her wait for her son and daughter made her weaker day by day." Mr Pandit had also tweeted that if her family members wouldn't turn up in two days then he along with the old age personnel would do their "best to bid her a dignified goodbye."
In Pakeezah, Geeta Kapoor played the role of Rajkumar's second wife while Meena Kumari featured in the lead role.