The matriarch of the Kapoor family passed away on Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, passes away at 87
Mumbai - 01 Oct 2018 10:25 IST
Updated : 10:42 IST
Legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor's wife, Krishna Raj Kapoor, passed away on Monday (1 October) morning due to a cardiac arrest. She was 87.
Speaking to PTI, a news agency, actor Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news. He said, "My mother passed away at 5am today due to cardiac arrest...old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise."
Married to Raj Kapoor in May 1946, Krishna Raj Kapoor remained the steadfast matriarch of the Kapoor family till recent years. She is survived by five children - sons Rishi, Rajiv and Randhir Kapoor, and daughter Ritu Nanda.
While Rishi Kapoor is currently in the United States for medical treatment, his daughter, and Krishna Raj Kapoor's granddaughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni shared a touching picture of the family's recent trip to Paris with the matriarch.
The film industry was quick to post their condolences for the Kapoor family on social media. Actress Raveena Tandon shared her sorrow at the news saying 'an era passes away'.
Actor Anupam Kher, another close friend of the family, posted his comisserations to the family as well.
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.ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/G4IMSuFbZJ— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) October 1, 2018
Actor Aamir Khan tweeted his comisserations to the family, calling Krishna Raj Kapoor 'an institution in living life'.
If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishnaji was an institution in living life.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 1, 2018
A very sad loss to all of us.
My love and warmth to Randhirji, Rishiji, Chimpuji, Reema, Rituji and everyone in the family.
We love you Krishnaji.
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
The family is likely to hold the funeral later today at the Chembur crematorium.