The Kapoor family is in a state of mourning. After a long battle with cancer, the late Raj Kapoor’s eldest daughter Ritu Nanda breathed her last on Tuesday morning in Delhi. Mrs Nanda’s son Nikhil is married to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchans’daughter Shweta. On Tuesday morning the Bachchan family left for Delhi for the last rites. The Kapoors were also expected to arrive in Delhi very shortly. Apparently the deceased Ritu Nanda’s brother Rishi Kapoor, who was seriously indisposed until recently, is the hardest hit by the tragedy.
Abhishek Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda at Ritu Nanda's funeral. Navya Naveli Nanda's brother Agsthya Nanda is also seen present at the funeral
Rishi Kapoor arrives at the funeral
Armaan Jain arrived at Ritu Nanda’s residence to attend the last rites of his aunt
Armaan’s brother Aadar Jain was also spotted at Ritu Nanda’s house in Delhi
“Of all the Kapoors, it was Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) who was closest to her. He’s devastated by her death,” informs a source close to the Kapoors. Known to be ever-cheerful, Ritu Kapoor-Nanda’s deteriorating health had wiped the smile off her face in recent years. She spent most of her last years in the US getting medical treatment for her illness. “She was Raj Saab’s favourite. The sunshine girl. A pity, the illness destroyed her happiness. But through she continued to be happy person. She bravely battled the disease for nine years, ” says a source close to the family.
Neetu Singh with Ritu Nanda
Rishi himself has battled cancer bravely. He had spent much of 2018 in the US battling the disease with several stars meeting him while he was indisposed. The Kapoor siblings are known to be quite close though sister Ritu was rarely in the limelight. With the spotlight firmly on the male members back in the 70s and 80s – Rishi, Randhir and Rajeev – Ritu stayed away from the world of films.