Rishi Kapoor flies back to India for mom Krishna Raj’s last rites

Legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away due to cardiac arrest on Monday morning. She was 87. Her son and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who left for the US on Sunday for medical treatment took flight to India. No sooner, he heard the news, he left for India.

Before leaving the country, Rishi Kapoor tweeted#“Hello all! I am taking a short leave of absence from work to go to America for some medical treatment. I urge my well wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. It’s been 45 years “plus”of wear and tear at the movies. With your love and good wishes,I will be back soon!

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."

Her last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium. Bollywood celebrities expressed their condolence.