- Randhir Kapoor performed the last rites at Chembur crematorium
- Krishna Raj Kapoor died of cardiac arrest at the age of 87
- Krishna Raj Kapoor was married to actor Raj Kapoor
Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral was attended by several members of the Kapoor family along with Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor among others in Mumbai on Monday evening. Krishna Raj Kapoor's eldest son Randhir Kapoor performed the last rites at Chembur Crematorium. Celebrities were photographed arriving at the Kapoor bungalow in Pali Hills throughout the day. Krishna Raj Kapoor died of cardiac arrest at the age of 87 in Mumbai on Monday morning. Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news and told news agency PTI: "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."
Here are the photos from Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral in Mumbai:
Krishna Raj Kapoor's daughter Rima Jain was among the first to arrive at the Pali Hills bungalow. Krishna Raj Kapoor's granddaughters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor arrived at the Kapoor bungalow along with Kareena's husband Saif Ali Khan this morning. Rishi Kapoor couldn't attend his mother's funeral as he recently took off for USA to undergo a medical treatment. Rishi Kapoor's son Ranbir was also not spotted at the venue. However, his close friends Ayan Mukerji, Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Karan Johar were seen arriving to be by the family's side.
Krishna Raj's daughter Ritu Nanda arrived before her daughter-in-law Shweta Bachchan Nanda, who was accompanied by her father Amitabh Bachchan. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Maanyata Dutt were also there. Sanjay Kapoor and his wife Maheep also arrived on Monday morning to grieve with the family.
Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Anupam Kher and Soha Ali Khan paid tribute to Krishna Raj Kapoor on social media. Aamir Khan in his eulogy piece for Krishna Raj Kapoor said: "If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishna ji was an institution in living life." Karan Johar, who happens to be a close friend of Krishna Raj Kapoor's grandchildren Ranbir, Kareena and Karisma, addressed her as the 'First Lady of the Film Fraternity.'
If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishnaji was an institution in living life.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 1, 2018
A very sad loss to all of us.
My love and warmth to Randhirji, Rishiji, Chimpuji, Reema, Rituji and everyone in the family.
We love you Krishnaji.
The embodiment of grace...of dignity ...of elegance and of stength....Krishna aunty will always be the First Lady of the Film Fraternity...the most generous, kind and gentle person I have ever known with the most terrific sense of humour...will miss you Krishna aunty pic.twitter.com/8CSo7rw19V— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 1, 2018
Raj Kapoor married Krishna Raj Kapoor in 1946. Their children are Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Rima Jain and Ritu Nanda.