Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor passes away at 87
Krishna Raj Kapoor dies after a cardiac arrest in Mumbai
Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of late legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the matriarch of the Kapoor Khandaan, passed away around 5 am this morning at the age of 87. The news of her demise was confirmed by her family members. She is survived by her five children – Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Kapoor Nanda, Rishi Kapoor, Rima Kapoor Jain and Rajiv Kapoor.
Speaking to a news agency, Krishna Raj Kapoor’s eldest son Randhir Kapoor said, “My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest and old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise.” Her last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium, Randhir further confirmed.
She was the oldest member of the Kapoor family and the grandmother of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Armaan Jain, Nikhil Nanda, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Natasha Nanda and Aadar Jain was born on December 30, 1930. She got married to Raj Kapoor in May 1946.
Soon after the news of her death broke out, several B-town stars started to pay their condolences to the Kapoor family. Here’s what the celebs tweeted:
Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years “plus”of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes,I will be back soon!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 29, 2018
The embodiment of grace...of dignity ...of elegance and of stength....Krishna aunty will always be the First Lady of the Film Fraternity...the most generous, kind and gentle person I have ever known with the most terrific sense of humour...will miss you Krishna aunty pic.twitter.com/8CSo7rw19V— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 1, 2018
Such sad news this morning.. the most beautiful lady of our industry Krishna Raj Kapoor passes away.. my heart goes out to the entire family.. Krishna Aunty may you rest in peace.— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 1, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of #KrishnaRajKapoor The few times I interacted with her were so memorable; she was an incredible personality full of life and passion and with never a hair out place! She will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences to the family.— Soha Ali Khan (@sakpataudi) October 1, 2018
Thank you Krishna Aunty for always being so kind and loving and for your blessings that you so lovingly gave every single time that I met you. Your grace and dignity lives on. I feel so much love for you. Rest In Peace #KrishnaRajKapoor— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) October 1, 2018
May her soul rest in peace!