Raj Kapoor’s daughter Ritu Nanda, succumbs to cancer at 71

Chandigarh, January 14: The daughter of Raj Kapoor and Shweta Bachchan’s mother-in-law Ritu Kapoor is no more. The 71-year-old took her last breath on Tuesday morning. Ritu was suffering from cancer for several years.

Ritu was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and underwent treatment in the US. 

According to reports, Ritu’s last rites will be performed at 1:30 pm at Lodhi Road cremation ground in Delhi on Tuesday.

Ritu’s sister-n-law, Neetu Kapoor shared the news of her demise on Instagram through a heartfelt post. Along with a picture of Ritu, Neetu wrote: “My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace.”

Soon after Neertu, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni too took to her social media account to mourn the death of her ‘bua’, Ritu with an emotional note, stating: “To the kindest most gentle person I‘ve ever met – They don’t make them like you anymore – RIP bua #missyoualways.”

Ritu’s brother and veteran actor Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news with Indian Express.

“Ritu Nanda passed away early morning today. She was suffering from cancer. We are in Delhi. The funeral is today,” he said.

Amitabh Bachchan, who shares daily updates for his followers on his blog, wrote: “My ‘samdhan’ Ritu Nanda, Shweta’s Mother in Law passed away suddenly at 1.15 Am .. cannot communicate .. travelling.”

Born in 1948, Ritu, an entrepreneur, associated with the life insurance business, was married to late industrialist Rajan Nanda, who passed away in 2018.

Their son Nikhil Nanda is married to Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan. She is the grandmother of Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda.

Ritu holds a record of selling 17,000 pension policies in a single day, for which she also entered the Guinness Book of Records. 

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