Veteran actress Geeta Kapoor, who starred in the classic film ‘Pakeezah’ (1972) has passed away at SRV Hospital in Mumbai.

Confirming the news to Indian Express, producer Ashoke Pandit said, “Geeta ji finally passed away, we tried our level best to care for her, but she finally gave up. She kept waiting for her children for last one full year, but no one came to meet 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. She had a natural death as she was not keeping well because of her age, she passed away today, around 9.00 AM.”

He also took to Twitter to confirm the sad news, “Standing besides the dead body of Actress #GeetaKapoor 57 who was abandoned by her kids in #SRVHospital a year back breathed her last at a suburban Old age home today morning. We tried our best to keep her healthy but her wait for her Son&daughter made her weaker day by day. #RIP”

Last year, Kapoor made the news after she was abandoned by her children. Talking about her son Raja Kapoor, she said, “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.”

Her mortal remains will be kept at the hospital for two days, for her family to come and see her, before the funeral on Monday.