In a sad turn of events, Ritu Nanda passed away on Monday night. She was the sister of Raj Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, and Randhir Kapoor and mother-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Nanda.
The Bachchan, Nanda and Kapoor family are currently mourning the death of Ritu Nanda who left the world on Monday night after struggling with cancer for a long time. Ritu, 71, had been diagnosed with cancer a while ago and since then she had been in and out of the hospital due to her deteriorating medical conditions. Ritu lived in New Delhi with her family who is preparing for her last rights.
According to reports Rishi, Randhir and Raj Kapoor along with Amitabh Bachchan and family are travelling to Delhi to be a part of the funerals. Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog last night as she shared the news of the death of his ‘samdhan’. Mr Bachchan wrote, “My samdhan, Ritu Nanda, Shweta’s Mother in Law passed away suddenly at 1.15 Am .. cannot communicate .. travelling.”
Rishi Kapoor’s wife and Ritu’s loving sister-in-law took to Instagram to share a selfie with a smiling Ritu as she paid tribute to the resting soul.
Rishi and Neetu’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni also shared a photo of Ritu Nanda laughing it out ashe looked ethereal in Indian attire. In her caption, Riddhima mentioned that Ritu was the kindest sould she’d ever met with #missyoualways.
Ritu had been happily married to the Escorts group Chairman Rajan Nanda who passed away in 2018. Ritu had since then become a life insurance business entrepreneur. After selling a record-breaking 17000 retirement pension policies in a day, her company graph started to go dwn below and the company finally shut shop in 2019.
For the uninitiated, Ritu is the eldest daughter of veteran Bollywood star Raj Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor and Reema Kapoor are her younger siblings. Ritu was also the mother of Nikhil Nanda who’s married to Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Nanda. Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda were her grandchildren. She was also the aunt of Ridhima Kapoor Sahni, Ranbir Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.