Raj Kapoor – Friend & Mentor
VishwaRaj Hospital bears legacy to the legendary showman of Indian film industry, Raj Kapoor, a friend and mentor of our organization, who donated the land our hospital stands on, with a deep desire to create social good and well being for humanity.
Raj Kapoor was an amazing storyteller who knew exactly what he wanted to tell the audience. Although apolitical, his films spoke about the socialistic way of life, beyond religion, caste and creed, beyond class, beyond good and evil. He raised some very pertinent questions through his films in a manner that created its mark on his audience.
At Rajbaug, where Raj Kapoor planned, wrote and shot many of his movies lies ‘Raj Kapoor Memorial – The Golden Era of Indian Cinema’, a memorial created to pay tribute to the great showman and also to the golden era of Indian cinema, of which he was one of the main contributors. The memorial has a very special design, housed in seven beautifully designed pagodas which have life size statues of Raj Kapoor and many of his contemporaries who made Indian cinema so rich and special.