On Tuesday, the nation woke up to the sad news of late filmmaker Raj Kapoor's eldest daughter Ritu Nanda's death. Ritu, who was Shweta Bachchan Nanda's mother-in-law breathed her last after battling cancer. The sister of Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajeev Kapoor and Rima Jain was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2013 and put forth a great battle. However, succumbing to it, she passed away at 1.15 Am, as stated by Amitabh Bachchan, who is Shweta's father, through a tweet on his Twitter account. Ritu was said to be 71-years-old and the news was first conveyed by Neetu Kapoor.
"My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace," wrote Neetu, while Riddhima Kapoor Sahni remembered her by writing, "To the kindest most gentle person I‘ve ever met - They don’t make them like you anymore - RIP bua" on her Instagram with a picture of Ritu.
Ritu's last rites will be performed at 1.30 pm at Lodhi Road cremation ground in Delhi. Randhir and other family members jetted off to the Capital soon after to unfortunate news broke out. For the unversed, Ritu Kapoor (Nanda) was married to Escorts group Chairman Rajan Nanda, who passed away in 2018. Ritu, an entrepreneur herself was associated with the life insurance business. Shweta is married to their son Nikhil Nanda.