Krishna Raj Kapoor dies at 87 due to cardiac arrest

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"We are deeply saddened by her demise", he said. According to reports, Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away at around 4 am, she was 88-years-old. Krishna Raj Kapoor has always had a silent but strong presence in the industry as she never demanded but commanded respect from the rest of the fraternity.

While Aamir Khan wrote, "If Raj Kapoor was an institution in film making, Krishnaji was an institution in living life". Among their grandchildren are the actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. She wrote, "Condolences to the entire Kapoor family".

Several took to social media to express grief and extend condolences on her death. (Photo credit: Varinder Chawla) Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji at the funeral of Krishna Raj Kapoor.

In this May 2015 picture, actor Amitabh Bachchan is seen touching the feet of Krishna Raj Kapoor at the Prithvi Theatre where an event was organised to felicitate Shashi Kapoor with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, Legendary Raj Kapoor ji's wife #KrishnaRajKapoor ji passed away today morning.

The Kapoors have opened the gates for their relatives, colleagues and friends as they arrive to pay the last tributes and mourn the great loss at Kapoor house in Chembur. A video from the last rites show Taimur Ali Khan's grandmother making her way out of the house with Kareena by her side.

Tina Ambani came to the Kapoor residence to pay her respects to Krishna Raj Kapoor.