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Krishna Raj Kapoor passes away

By Rediff Movies
October 01, 2018 10:44 IST
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'A formidable woman, the Kapoor Khandaan anchor and an amazing human being.'

IMAGE: Krishna Raj Kapoor, matriarch of the RK dynasty. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Krishna Raj Kapoor -- the late movie mogul Raj Kapoor's widow -- passed away on Monday, October 1, morning. She was 87.

"My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to a cardiac arrest... old age was another factor," her eldest son Randhir Kapoor told PTI. "We are deeply saddened by her demise."

The last rites will be performed at the Chembur crematorium, north east Mumbai, Randhir said. It was unclear when the funeral will take place as her son Rishi Kapoor has flown to the US for medical treatment.

Krishna Raj Kapoor, who wed Raj Kapoor in May 1946, is survived by her five children -- Ritu Nanda, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rima Jain and Rajiv Kapoor.

Her brothers -- the late Premnath, the late Rajindernath and the late Narindernath -- were all actors.


IMAGE: Samara Sahni, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Neetu Kapoor with Krishna Raj Kapoor. Photograph: Kind courtesy Riddhima Kapoor Sahni/Instagram.

Her granddaughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni -- Rishi and Neetu Kapoor's daughter -- took to Instagram to post a picture and wrote 'I love you- I will always love you - RIP dadi'.

Bollywood saluted the memory of the legendary Woman in White.

Soha Ali Khan noted: 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.

Raveena Tandon: Condolences to the entire Kapoor family. An era passes away, #KrishnaRajKapoor .God give you strength,and may the soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.

Suhel Seth: Deeply saddened to learn the passing on of Krishna Raj Kapoorji. A formidable woman, the Kapoor Khandaan anchor and an amazing human being.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Saddened to hear the demise of #KrishnaRajKapoor ji my deepest condolences, May God give immense strength to whole family. #OmShanti

Farah Khan: 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.

Zeba Bakhtiar, who acted in the RK film Henna: Deeply saddened by the departure this morning of one of the greatest ladies I have had the honor of knowing, Mrs Krishna Raj Kapoor. May you be blessed with a beautiful place in the hereafter.

Anupam Kher: Deeply saddened to learn about the sad demise of Smt #KrishnaRajKapoorJi. She was one of the most dignified and affectionate ladies that I met. May her soul rest in peace. My condolences to the entire Kapoor and Nanda family. Om Shanti.

With inputs from PTI

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