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Pics, videos: Family inconsolable, stars galore as Krishna Raj Kapoor cremated

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Published Oct 1, 2018, 8:02 pm IST
Updated Oct 1, 2018, 8:59 pm IST
The last rites of the ‘First Lady of Hindi Cinema’, Krishna Raj Kapoor, was held in Mumbai on Monday.
 Family members and celebrities bid Krishna Raj Kapoor adieu.
  Family members and celebrities bid Krishna Raj Kapoor adieu.

Mumbai: Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary Raj Kapoor, was given a tearful send-off Monday with the who's who of the Hindi film industry joining her family to pay their last respects.

The 87-year-old matriarch of Kapoor family passed away Monday morning due to cardiac arrest.

 

Her mortal remains were kept for Darshan at her iconic RK bungalow in Chembur throughout the day and left in an ambulance with a picture of hers in the front with a garland to Chembur crematorium.

Pics, videos: Kapoors inconsolable, stars galore as Krishna Raj Kapoor cremated

She was cremated according to Sikh and Hindu rituals which lasted for nearly 40 minutes. Her sons, Randhir and Rajiv, performed the last rites, in the presence of family members including granddaughters Kareena and Riddhima, daughter Rima Jain, grandsons Armaan and Adar and Shashi Kapoor's son.



Kareena Kapoor Khan guides her father Randhir Kapoor as he readies for his mother’s final journey.


Randhir Kapoor seemed inconsolable as brother Rajiv Kapoor and other well-wishers carry their mother’s mortal remains for the last rites.


Krishna Raj Kapoor’s grandson Armaan Jain, his father Manoj Jain and businessman Anil Ambani can be seen in this picture.


One of Krishna Raj Kapoor’s daughters Rima Jain, being guided her songs, Aadar and Armaan Jain to the crematorium.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and her father Randhir Kapoor during recitation of the prayers before the start of the cremation process.

Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor perform the rituals before the cremation. Their brother Rishi Kapoor was in USA for medical treatment and has not arrived yet.

Rishi Kapoor, along with wife Neetu and son Ranbir were not present. The veteran actor recently went to the US for medical treatment.

Also present at the crematorium were Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Ambani, Sanjay Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Arjun Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.

At the bungalow on Monday, several well wishers turned up to pay last respect to her amid heavy police security.

From Bollywood, celebrities such as Aamir, Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Farah Khan Amrita Arora, Anu Malik, Jitendra, Rakesh Roshan, Rohit Dhawan, Priya Dutt, Danny Denzogpa, Prem Chopra visited her residence.

Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra in May 1946 and the couple had five children -- three sons, Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv, and two daughters, Ritu and Rima.

The wife and mother of some of the biggest stars in Bollywood, Krishna Raj Kapoor always stayed away from the limelight.

All pictures: Family members and celebrities bid Krishna Raj Kapoor adieu.

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