Ten years after the Raj Kapoor family gave away their
Rajbaug Farms at Loni near Pune to MIT Institute of
Design, a museum dedicated to the late Raj Kapoor is
coming up in the complex.
who have been to the farm way back in those days will
not be able to recognise what they see today. But I
like what Dr Karnad, Director of MIT Institute of Design,
has done to the place. It looks no less than Harvard
right here on the outskirts of Pune. Dr Karnad is now
working on transforming my fathers house there
into a museum of sorts that will feature a lot of dad's
work, said Rajiv Kapoor in a statement.
museum is being constructed with a theme, The
seven pagodas. Each section will have on display
a statue of Raj Kapoor seen as one of the popular characters
he played on the big screen.
The rest of the rooms will showcase posters, photographs,
trivia and such other interesting things from the
life of the actor during that period.
The halls will then lead, through a common hallway
of paintings of the star, to an amphitheatre, wherein
guests will be allowed to watch any of the actor's
The construction of the museum is going on in full
swing and it's a matter of time before the museum
is up and ready and open for public viewing.