Raj Kapoor museum to be built at MIT, Pune

Bollywood’s first family, the Kapoors had generously given away their 125-acre property on the banks of the Mula-Mutha river in Pune to the MIT Institute of Design. The prestigious institute is now repaying the kind gesture by building a museum dedicated to the legendary Raj Kapoor on the land. The actor-filmmaker used the farm, called Rajbaug, as a holiday home. Apart from the usual posters, photographs and trivia about him, each section of the museum will display a statue of Kapoor dressed as one of the popular characters he essayed on screen. The institute’s website says, “Our new campus which is known as ‘Rajbaug’ was earlier owned by great performer and dreamer of our country Mr Raj Kapoor. His family members donated this land to MIT looking at MIT’s contribution in the field of education. We wish to give tribute to this great son of India by starting a school, which can cover all art and design related courses.”