Wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, Krishna Kapoor, 87 breathed her last this morning. She succumbed to a cardiac arrest. The tragic news was confirmed by son Randhir Kapoor 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,” Randhir told PTI as quoted by The Hindustan Times. Mother of five children Randhir, Rishi and Rajeev and daughters Ritu and Riima. Born as Krishna Malhotra, she was the sister of popular Hindi films actors Prem Nath and Rajendra Nath.
The last rites will be performed at Chembur Crematorium.
The tragic news has shaken the film industry and condolences have been pouring in ever since. Grand-daughter Riddhima shared a tribute on social media while many others recalled the fond memories they shared with this legend.
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
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 1, 2018
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) October 1, 2018
She had such an uncommon elegance and warmth. My mom wrote Prem Rog for RK. She told me many stories of Krishna Ji’s affection, hospitality & impeccable style. The original woman in white! #KrishnaRajKapoor https://t.co/oqY2d8ykc9
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) October 1, 2018