Krishna Raj Kapoor dies at 87, Bollywood says RIP aunty

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Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor
Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor

New Delhi : Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor passed away on Monday, October 1. She was 87 and died of cardiac arrest.  Her eldest son and veteran actor Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news to PTI, "My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest...old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise.”

Krishna Raj Kapoor tied the knot with Raj Kapoor in 1946. She is survived by her five children, sons Randhir, Rishi and Rajeev and daughters Ritu and Riima. Krishna is the sister to popular Hindi films actors Prem Nath and Rajendra Nath.

Son Randhir said that the last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium. Rishi Kapoor’s daughter Ridhima also posted a tribute to her grandmother even as Bollywood came together to say an emotional goodbye to “Krishna aunty”. While Soha Ali Khan remembered her as an “incredible personality full of life and passion and with never a hair out place”, Farah Khan called her “the most beautiful lady of our industry”.

Salman Khan tweeted, "Krishna aunty .. my mother and me will miss u always.. #KrishnaRajKapoor"

Actors like Kajol, Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor arrived at the Chembur Bungalow to pay their condolences to Krishna Raj Kapoor. Family members including sisters Karisma and Kareena Kapoor along with Saif Ali Khan were also seen at the residence. Here are some photos of stars visiting the mortal remains of the Kapoor matriarch.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, "Deepest condolences to the entire Kapoor Family ... had the privilege of meeting Krishna ji on a couple of occasions. She was a picture of grace, dignity & elegance. RIP #KrishnaRajKapoor ji -"

Among others who paid tributes to her were actor Raveena Tandon, who wrote, “Condolences to the entire Kapoor family. An era passes away,#KrishnaRajKapoor .God give you strength,and may the soul rest in peace. Om Shanti. @chintskap”

Condolences to the entire Kapoor family!