Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, passed away Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 87.
“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,” Randhir told PTI.
The last rites will be performed at Mumbai’s Chembur crematorium.
Krishna Malhotra got married to Raj Kapoor in May 1946, and the couple had five children.
She is survived by their three sons Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, and Rajiv Kapoor, and two daughters Ritu Nanda and Rima Kapoor-Jain, and grandchildren.
The film industry took to Twitter to express condolences.
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
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 1, 2018
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) October 1, 2018
It may be mentioned that Krishna Raj Kapoor’s son and actor Rishi Kapoor is in the US now for medical treatment. He tweeted on Saturday about his ill health and requested his fans and well-wishers not to speculate about his illness.
Rishi’s tweet read: “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!”