Late Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda passes away

The Kapoors and Bachchans took to social media to share the announcement of her demise. Ritu Nanda breathed her last at 1.15 am after battling with cancer for seven years.

Late Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda passes away

Bollywood actor late Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda, who is also Shweta Bachchan's mother-in-law, passed away in New Delhi early on Tuesday after a seven-year long battle with cancer. She was 71 and married to the former Escorts Group Chairman Rajan Nanda who passed away two years ago.

The Kapoors and Bachchans took to social media to share the announcement. Nanda breathed her last around 1.15 a.m and is survived her son Nikhil Nanda, daughter Natasha and grandchildren, besides members of the Kapoor and Nanda families.

Ritu Nanda was one among the Kapoor family's 'betis' who kept away from the glamour and grit of the Bollywood to become an independent entrepreneur, initially in the household appliances business which, however, collapsed and later in the sunshine insurance sector, where she also shone.

She was the Chairwoman of the Ritu Nanda Insurance Services (RNIS) and set new insurance records for which she bagged several coveted awards, including the 'Best Insurance Advisor of the Decade' from the public sector monolithic Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Ritu Nanda penned an official biography on her legendary father, "Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman", which was a big hit and translated into several languages including Russian, and sold over 100,000 copies in Russia where he was very popular. Later, she wrote another book, "Raj Kapoor Speaks".

Top Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Kapoor family members and others paid tributes to Ritu Nanda sharing their pictures and other fond memories with her.