Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s mother-in-law Ritu Nanda, Raj Kapoor’s elder daughter, died 1.15 AM in New Delhi in the early hours of Tuesday. She was 71 and had been battling cancer for seven years.
Gauri Khan and Karan Johar, who is a close friend of Shweta Bachchan Nanda; Aishwarya and Amitabh Bachchan were spotted at Mumbai’s Kalina airport, exiting their cars and entering the airport in a rush.
Ritu Nanda, the sister of Rishi, Randhir, Rajiv, and Rima Kapoor, was married to industrialist Rajan Nanda. They have a daughter, Nitasha, and a son, Nikhil, who married Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda in 1997. Ritu Nanda was the grandmother of Shweta and Nikhil’s children Navya Naveli and Agastya.
Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu Kapoor remembered her sister-in-law in an Instagram post, saying: “My dearest, may your soul rest in peace.” Neetu and Rishi Kapoor’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni mourned Ritu Nanda with these words: “To the kindest most gentle person I’ve ever met – They don’t make them like you anymore – RIP bua.” Ritu Nanda often featured in pictures from the Kapoors’ family get-togethers.