Krishna Raj Kapoor, the wife of legendary actor late Raj Kapoor, breathed her last on Monday morning at the age of 87 in Mumbai. Krishna's son and legendary actor Randhir Kapoor, told PTI, “My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest... old age was another factor. B-town actor Anil Kapoor has already reached the residence of late Raj Kapoor in Chembur. Krishna Kapoor's last rites will be performed at the Chembur crematorium.
Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra in 1946 and they had five children together - actors Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor and daughters Rima Jain and Ritu Nana.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Krishna's granddaughter and the sister of Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor posted a picture Krishna Raj Kapoor from her family vacation in Paris and wrote: "I love you... I will always love you - RIP dadi."
Riddhima also posted another picture with her grandmother on Instagram.
Several celebrities also took to social media to pay their respects.
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.ðŸ™ pic.twitter.com/G4IMSuFbZJ
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) October 1, 2018
. ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ•‰ 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
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
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.— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 1, 2018