King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan pays a heartwarming tribute to the late Colonel Raj Kapoor, who directed his popular TV series 'Fauji' (1988). The director passed away earlier this week on Wednesday.

On Friday, Shah Rukh tweeted, "He loved me so much. Encouraged me. And today if I am used to being mollycoddled on sets, it is because of this man who made a 'Fauji' out of a boy, like his own. Will miss you Sir...always. May you find peace in your new mission."

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur too mentioned, "Yes, I remember well the day the 'Colonel' brought you to my house during 'Fauji'. 'Watch this young man,' he said. And he was so right. What a wonderful compassionate man."

SRK then commented, "And he was so jovial. Somehow in the midst of all stresses, he had a way that could make you smile away your troubles. One of those people you assumed will never leave your side because he was so full of life."

Kapoor was a retired army officer and became a disciple of Osho. He moved to Mumbai to work in films. He produced many serials and acted in full-length and ad films.

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