Actor Jeetendra’s cousin, producer Nitin Kapoor, who was undergoing treatment for depression, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping from a building in Mumbai, police said. The 58-year-old leaped off the terrace of the six-storey building in the afternoon, where he resided in Andheri (West).
Neighbours took him to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The police confirmed that Mr.Kapoor was a cousin of Jeetendra and was staying at his sister’s house in Mumbai. He was also the husband of Telugu actress and politician Jayasudha. ‘Kapoor was jobless for the last 18 years. His family resides in Hyderabad and he was staying in Mumbai at his sister’s house’, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe.
“He was in depression for the last one-and-a-half years and undergoing treatment in a private hospital since February and no suicide note was recovered from the spot”, adding that there was nothing suspicious in the incident.
While the reason for him taking the extreme step is not yet known, a case of accidental death has been registered with the Versova police station in Mumbai. Apart from his wife Jayasudha, Nitin Kapoor is survived by two sons – Nihar Kapoor and Shreayan Kapoor.
Nitin Kapoor and Jayasudha married in 1985. Kapoor produced films like Kalikalam, which stars his wife, and Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai, featuring Jeetendra and Rekha. He also worked as an assistant director for Asha Jyoti, which starred Rajesh Khanna and Reena Roy in the lead roles.
May his soul rest in peace.