Krishna Raj Kapoor, the wife of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the Kapoor family matriarch, passed away on Monday morning at the age of 87 due to cardiac arrest.
Krishna Raj Kapoor tied the knot with Raj Kapoor in 1946. She is survived by her five children – three sons Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor and two daughters, Ritu Nanda and Reema Kapoor.
Randhir Kapoor told 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.”
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The last rites of Krishna will be performed at Chembur crematorium.
Bollywood celebrities pay tribute to Krishna Raj Kapoor.
Check out some old photos of Krishna Raj Kapoor with her husband Raj Kapoor
We dug into the Express Archives and got hold of these throwback pictures of Krishna Raj Kapoor along with her husband and legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor.
Paresh Rawal sent his condolences to the entire Kapoor family
Actor Paresh Rawal tweeted, "#KrishnaRajKapoor . Dignity personified. RIP . Condolences to entire family of Kapoor’s ."
Salman Khan remembered Krishna Raj Kapoor
Salman Khan tweeted, "Krishna aunty .. my mother and me will miss u always.. #KrishnaRajKapoor"
Bollywood celebrities arrive to pay their last respects
B-town stars 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.
(All photos courtesy: Varinder Chawla)
Riteish Deshmukh called Krishna Raj Kapoor, a picture of grace, dignity and elegance
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 -"
Lata Mangeshkar expressed sadness over the demise of Krishna Raj Kapoor
Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar remembered Krishna Raj Kapoor fondly on Twitter.
Raj Kapoor ji ki patni Krishna Raj Kapoor ji ke swargwas ki khabar sunke main atyant dukhi hun. Krishna bhabhi bahut acche swabhav ki thi,hum kaafi baatein kiya karte the. Main samast Kapoor pariwar ke dukh mein shamil hun.Ishwar Krisha Bhabhi ki aatma ko shanti pradan kare.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) October 1, 2018
Filmmaker Anil Sharma paid his condolences to the Kapoor family
Genius director Anil Sharma tweeted, "V v sad to hear sad demise of smt Krishna raj kapoor .. heartiest condolence to @chintskap n family"
Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral to take place at 5:30 pm on Monday
As per latest reports, the mortal remains of late Krishna Raj Kapoor have arrived at the Chembur Bungalow. Those present from the industry include Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep, Kajol and Rajiv Kapoor. Her funeral will happen today at 5:30 pm, and it is also heard that the Kapoor family might opt for an electric cremation.
Krishna Raj Kapoor's grand daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni remembered her 'dadi'
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor's daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni shared two images with her grandmother Krishna Raj Kapoor on Instagram. She wrote along, "I love you- I will always love you - RIP dadi ❤️" and "Love you so much RIP ❤️🙏🏻"
Filmmaker Karan Johar also remembered Krishna Raj Kapoor
Karan Johar tweeted a throwback picture of Krishna Raj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.
The embodiment of grace...of dignity ...of elegance and of stength....Krishna aunty will always be the First Lady of the Film Fraternity...the most generous, kind and gentle person I have ever known with the most terrific sense of humour...will miss you Krishna aunty❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/8CSo7rw19V— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 1, 2018
Farah Ali Khan on Krishna Raj Kapoor: A remarkable woman who inspired one and all
Jewellery designer Farah Ali Khan wrote on Twitter, "Very sad news today. Mrs Krishna Raj Kapoor passes away in her sleep this morning. Krishna Aunty you will be missed terribly. A remarkable woman who inspired one and all. Love you. May your soul RIP and deepest condolences to @chintskap @nitashananda and family 🙏🙏🙏😔"
Zeba Bakhtiar called Krishna Raj Kapoor, one of the greatest ladies
Pakistani actor Zeba Bakhtiar, who also did Hindi films like Henna and Sargam, tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the departure this morning of one of a greatest ladies I have had the honor of knowing, Mrs. Krishna Raj Kapoor. May you be blessed with a beautiful place in the hereafter 🙏🏻❤️"
Manisha Koirala remembered Krishna Raj Kapoor as a graceful lady
Sanju actor Manisha Koirala tweeted, "Till the end she was graceful!! What a remarkable lady!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻"
Krishna Aunty may you rest in peace, says Farah Khan.
Filmmaker Farah Khan wrote on Twitter, "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."
Kunal Kemmu on Krishna Raj Kapoor: Elegant, regal and loving
Kunal Kemmu tweeted, 'Elegant, regal and loving - that’s how I remember Krishnaji from the few times that we met. She will be dearly missed. Condolences, love and prayers to the family. #KrishnaRajKapoor.'
We love you Krishnaji, says Aamir
Aamir Khan shared on Twitter, "If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishnaji was an institution in living life. 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."
Anupam Kher on Krishna Raj Kapoor
Anupam Kher wrote on Twitter, "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.🙏"