Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, passed away Monday, October 1, due to cardiac arrest. She was 87.
"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," said son Randhir Kapoor, adding that the last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium.
In May 1946, Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra and the couple had five children — three sons, Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv, and two daughters, Ritu and Rima.
The film fraternity, fans, and film critics took to Twitter to express their shock and sorrow over the news.
“Condolences to the entire Kapoor family. An era passes away, #KrishnaRajKapoor .God give you strength,and may the soul rest in peace. Om Shanti, “ tweeted Raveena Tandon
“Deeply saddened to learn about the sad demise of Smt. #KrishnaRajKapoor ji. 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,” read a tweet by Anupam Kher
Soha Ali Khan tweeted, “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.”
Film critic Taran Adarsh offered his condolences to Krishna Raj Kapoor. He tweeted, “Legendary Raj Kapoor ji's wife #KrishnaRajKapoor ji passed away today morning. Condolences to the family. RIP.”
“Saddened to hear the demise of #KrishnaRajKapoor ji my deepest condolences, May God give immense strength to whole family,” read a tweet by film maker Madhur Bhandarkar.
With PTI inputs