Krishna Raj Kapoor dies of cardiac arrest, Bollywood condoles

Legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away due to cardiac arrest on Monday morning. She was 87. Her last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium.

Speaking to news agency PTI, Krishna Raj Kapoor's eldest son Randhir Kapoor said: "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."

Granddaughter Riddhima Kapoor condoled the death of her grandmother with a lovely picture with her. She wrote: "I love you... I will always love you - RIP dadi."

Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra in 1946 and they were parents to five children-Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor and daughters Rima Jain and Ritu Nanda. Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor, Aadar Jain were her grandchildren.

Bollywood expressed their condolence via social media account.

Aamir Khan#If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishnaji was an institution in living life.
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#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

Soha Ali Khan#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.

Anupam Kher#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.

Raveena Tandon#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

Farah Khan#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.

Madhur Bhandarkar#Saddened to hear the demise of #KrishnaRajKapoor ji my deepest condolences,
May God give immense strength to whole family.