Ritu Nanda, entrepreneur and daughter of late Bollywood actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, passed away on Tuesday in New Delhi. She was 71.
“Ritu Nanda passed away early morning today. She was suffering from cancer. We are in Delhi. The funeral is today,” Randhir told indianexpress.com.
Members of the Kapoor family took to their social media handles and shared tributes for Ritu Nanda. Sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor posted a picture and wrote on Instagram, “My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace.” Riddhima Kapoor Sahni also shared an image of her aunt and captioned it, “To the kindest most gentle person I‘ve ever met – They don’t make them like you anymore – RIP bua #missyoualways”
Born in 1948, Ritu, an entrepreneur associated with the life insurance business, was married to late industrialist Rajan Nanda. Their son Nikhil Nanda is married to Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta. She is the grandmother of Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda.
Bachchan also took to his blog and wrote on Tuesday morning, “My ‘samdhan’ Ritu Nanda, Shweta’s Mother in Law passed away suddenly at 1.15 Am .. cannot communicate .. travelling”
Here are photos of Ritu Nanda from Express Archives.
Ritu Nanda was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and underwent treatment in the US. Among the several awards and honours, Ritu also holds a record of selling 17,000 pension policies in a single day, for which she also entered the Guinness Book of Records.