Late filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away early Monday morning due to cardiac arrest. She was 87. Krishna Raj, who tied the knot with Raj Kapoor in May 1946, is survived by her children, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda and Reema Kapoor.
Randhir issued a statement saying, "I regret to announce that I lost my mother early this morning. She died peacefully."
The news broke when actor Raveena Tandon and adman Suhel Seth expressed their condolences on Twitter.
.🕉🙏🏻🕉 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— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 1, 2018
Deeply saddened to learn the passing on of Krishna Raj Kapoor ji. A formidable woman, the Kapoor Khandaan anchor and an amazing human being. @chintskap @realnikhilnanda— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) October 1, 2018
Other celebrities also took to social media to express their sorrow. Soha Ali Khan, Madhur Bhandarkar and many other members of the film fraternity tweeted their condolences.
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
Saddened to hear the demise of #KrishnaRajKapoor ji my deepest condolences, May God give immense strength to whole family. #OmShanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ATYbd8kaYK— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) October 1, 2018
The last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium, Randhir said.