- "A very sad loss to all of us," tweeted Aamir Khan
- Soha Ali Khan and Anupam Kher also tweeted about Krishna Raj Kapoor
- Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra in 1946
"If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishna ji was an institution in living life," actor Aamir Khan's tribute for Krishna Raj Kapoor read. Late actor Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna Raj Kapoor died of a cardiac arrest on Monday and hours after the news of her death featured in headlines, Aamir Khan posted a tribute for her on social media. He added: "A very sad loss to all of us. My love and warmth to Randhir ji, Rishi ji, Chimpu ji, Reema, Ritu ji and everyone in the family. We love you Krishna ji." Earlier today, her son Randhir Kapoor said in a statement: "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," reports news agency PTI.
Here's what Aamir Khan tweeted after Krishna Raj Kapoor's death:
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.
Karan Johar, also remembered the 'First Lady of the Film Fraternity':
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
Several other members from the film fraternity such as Soha Ali Khan (her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor is Krishna Raj Kapoor's granddaughter), Raveena Tandon and Anupam Kher among others tweeted condolence messages for the Kapoor family.
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
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. pic.twitter.com/G4IMSuFbZJ— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 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
Randhir Kapoor also told PTI that the last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium.
Krishna Raj Kapoor was married to Raj Kapoor for 42 years before the actor died in 1988. Raj Kapoor married Krishna Raj Kapoor in 1946 and they had five children together - three sons Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor and two daughters Rima Jain and Ritu Nanda. Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena, Karisma, Adhaar and Armaan Jain were their grandchildren.
(With inputs from PTI)