A host of Bollywood faces are in Delhi for the funeral of Raj Kapoor’s daughter and Bachchans’ relative, Ritu Nanda. She died of cancer at the age of 71 on Tuesday morning.
Pictures from the funeral show Nanda’s granddaughter Navya Naveli and grandson Agastya paying final respects to their grandmother. They were comforted by their uncle, Abhishek Bachchan. Actor Rishi Kapoor was seen with his daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and nephew Aadar Jain. Ritu Nanda’s sister Rima Jain was also seen with the family.
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Actor Amitabh Bachchan and his actor daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai have also left for Delhi from Kalina airport near Mumbai. The news of her death was shared by Amitabh on his official blog and Nanda’s sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor.
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According to reports, Nanda was battling cancer for the last few years. “My ‘samdhan’ Ritu Nanda, Shweta’s Mother in Law passed away suddenly at 1.15 Am… cannot communicate… travelling,” Bachchan wrote.
Neetu Kapoor posted a tribute for Nanda on Instagram. “My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace,” she wrote alongside a photo of hers with Nanda.
The second of Raj and Krishna Kapoor’s five children, Nanda was born on October 30, 1948. Unlike her three brothers — Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv — she did not venture into acting and instead worked as an insurance advisor. She was married to industrialist Rajan Nanda, who died in 2018. They have two children — son Nikhil, who is married to Amitabh’s daughter Shweta, and daughter Natasha.
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