Krishna Raj Kapoor
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Krishna Raj Kapoor, the wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor and mother of Rishi Kapoor, has passed away on Monday, October 1. She had been complaining of breathlessness over the past couple of years.

Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor married in May 1946 and have three sons Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor and two daughters Ritu Nanda and Rimi Jain.

"Regret to announce I lost my mother early this morning. She died peacefully," Randhir Kapoor tweeted.

"My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest...old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise," son Randhir told PTI.

The last rites will be performed at Chembur crematorium,

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