Rakesh, who himself had been diagnosed of a tongue cancer, has been cured of the illness after undergoing treatment. His son, actor Hrithik Roshan had revealed it back in 2018. While speaking about Rishi’s demise, Rakesh said that he got a message from a friend asking about the ‘Mulk’ actor’s health. He called up Randhir Kapoor to check about his brother but his phone was busy. That was when he realised that something was wrong. On dialing Rishi’s son Ranbir Kapoor, Rakesh received the news and instantly broke down. He mentioned that instead of him consoling Ranbir, the ‘Sanju’ star calmed Rakesh down instead. Rakesh said that Ranbir had been a pillar of strength to his father Rishi throughout his illness.
This revelation has just proved once again that Ranbir made sure to be by his father’s side until the end in the true sense of it. During the last two years, Ranbir has been working on two films, ‘Brahmastra’ and ‘Shamshera’. And while he did not fail in his commitment to the movies, he also kept making adjustments in his schedules whenever his father needed him and gave him all the emotional and physical support that he could. He also introduced his father to his life partner, Alia Bhatt, which must have proved to be satisfying for Rishi. He at least had the good luck of seeing who his future daughter-in-law would be.