Today is the death anniversary of Raj Kapoor, the greatest showman of Hindi Cinema. Forming a triumvirate along with other two icons Dilip Kumar and the late Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor enjoys a pride of place as an actor, producer and director. As the eldest son of Prithvi Raj Kapoor, a great name in Hindi Cinema, Raj Kapoor adopted a different style of acting playing the role of either a simpleton or a romantic hero. He paired well with all the noted actresses of the time –Madhubala,Nargis,Vaijyantimala, Nutan,Nimmi, Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari .
His films, Barsaat, Chori Chori, Aawara, Aag, Anari, Andaaz, Shri420, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai , Sharda, Sangam,Teesri Kasam , Mera Naam Joker deserve special mention. His role in Aawara catapulted him to international fame and his performance was adjudged among the top ten of the times, the world over.The movie Sangam broke all records at the box office. The song from Shri420- mera joota hai japani and Aawara hoon… from the movie Aawara were no less popular in Russia than in India. Mukesh was his choice to sing his songs . The music of most of his films was scored by Shankar-Jaikishan duo till Jaikishan’s death in 1971.He was a three time winner of National Film Awards and won Filmfare award eleven times.
He was also a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Our humble tributes to the one of the greats of Hindi Cinema !