Raj Kapoor Memorial

The Memorial on Raj Kapoor has been built at MIT Loni Rajbaug campus which is 30 kms away from the Pune city. It is the only museum of its kind in the country which celebrates the creative and passionate actor of all times, Late Shri Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor has a great contribution for enriching the Indian cinema. Mr. Kapoor won many awards throughout his career, including 9 FILMFARE AWARDS and 19 nominations. His films AWAARA (1951) and BOOT POLISH (1954) were nominated for the Palme d'Or at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. His acting in the former was rated as one of the "Top-Ten Performances of all time", by the Time Magazine. His film JAGTE RAHO (1956) also won the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The life of Raj Kapoor and scenes from his films are depicted at this Memorial. This Memorial was developed under the guidance of Sanjay Sing, Sanjay Chatterji and Prashant Valukar, directors of Indian Traditional Cultural Centre; they have worked in the RAMOJI FILM CITY and in theme park in Chennai and Hyderabad. Its open for public and it’s not just Raj Kapoor, but statues of Amitabh Bachchan, Rajendra Kumar, Vaijayanti Mala, Nargis, Shashi and Shammi Kapoor and many others have been immortalized here. Scenes from AWAARA, JIS DESH ME GANGA BAHETI HAI and MERA NAAM JOKER have been displayed in the Memorial. The Memorial of seven pagodas is inaugurated on 16th May 2014 in the premises of Raj Kapoor’s bungalow inside Rajbaug Campus.