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Krishna Raj Kapoor, the wife of legendary Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor, passed away on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 87.
She is survived by five children — sons Randhir, Rishi and Rajeev and daughters Ritu and Riima. Born Krishna Malhotra, she married Raj Kapoor in 1946.
Her eldest son and veteran actor Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news and said, “My mother passed away at about 5am today due to cardiac arrest…old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise,” he said.
Randhir said that the last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium.
Several took to social media to express grief and extend condolences on her death.
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
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) 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