Update: Escorts Group Chairman and Managing Director Rajan Nanda passed away in New Delhi on August 5, 2018. Buzz on Twitter and WhatsApp earlier in the day said that the businessman had been declared brain dead at a hospital in Gurgaon.
No official announcement was made on the day. Actor Ranbir Kapoor's sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni was the only one to have shared a message on her Instagram condoling the death of Rajan Nanda, who was her uncle. Later, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor replied to people on Twitter who were offering condolences. Amitabh Bachchan cut short his shoot in Bulgaria and rushed back home after the news of Rajan Nanda's death came in.
Rajan Nanda was a much respected figure in business and industry circles. He was married to showman Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda, the sister of Randir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. Rajan Nanda was also the father-in-law of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda. She is married to Nikhil Nanda, the son of Rajan Nanda.
"You were & will always be a legend! Thank you for all the love always - will miss you so much uncle - until we meet again...," said Riddhima Kapoor Sahni on her Instagram.
Our condolences to the family. The funeral of Rajan Nanda was held in New Delhi on August 6, 2018.
Dear FB and Twitter friends, I need to share a very sad news. Our ESCORTS Group Chairman Shri Rajan Nanda is no more. An era comes to an end. May his blessed soul rest in peace. — feeling sad— Rajnish Sharma (@rajnish1Midas) August 5, 2018