#RIP – Kapoor Family Matriarch, Raj Kapoor’s Wife #KrishnaRajKapoor Passes Away!

Grandson Ranbir Kapoor was close to Krishna Raj Kapoor. Her demise has come as a shock to the family and the film industry.


October 1st has been a saddening day for the Kapoor family, entire film fraternity and aficionados of Indian cinema across the world.

The Kapoor family witnessed the death of Krishna Raj Kapoor, the widow of the legendary Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor. She passed away at 5 am due to cardiac arrest, at the age of 88. Krishna Raj Kapoor has been a pillar of strength for the entire family. Everyone was very close to her and he has been often credited for keeping the family together.

Kapoor Family

Krishna married Raj Kapoor in May 1946. Together they had 3 sons and 2 daughters: Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain. Raj Kapoor had died at the age of 63 in 1988. She is survived by her sons Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, and daughters Ritu Nanda and Rima Kapoor-Jain.

“Regret to announce I lost my mother early this morning. She died peacefully,” Randhir Kapoor tweeted.

“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,” son Randhir Kapoor further told news media.

Hrithik Roshan also tweeted:

Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon tweeted, “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”

Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, Legendary Raj Kapoor ji’s wife #KrishnaRajKapoor ji passed away today morning. Condolences to the family. RIP.

Kareena Kapoor’s sister-in-law 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.


Significantly, recently Kapoor family was in the news for selling their heritage RK Studio because of fire damage. Yesterday, Rishi Kapoor had confirmed that he was going to America for medical treatment for the next 45 days.

Celebrities have already started arriving at the Kapoor family home to pay homage to the matriarch and prepare for her last rites.

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