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Raj Kapoor: The eternal romantic who wove magic into whatever he created

He was one of Indian cinema's defining figures and his legacy lives through the films he made and also the ones which he both made and acted in.

June 2, 1988, was indeed a sad day for Indian cinema as it lost one of its most important personalities for whom cinema was a passion, a way of life, a religion. He breathed films and lived only in the world of films. He is called the greatest showman of Indian cinema, the Charlie Chaplin of Indian Cinema, Raj, Raju or Raj Sahab.

rajkapoor 690Raj Kapoor may have left the world years back but his legacy lives on. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Whatever name we call him by, he can be seen as one of the stalwarts of Hindi cinema who

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