Ritu Nanda
Ritu Nanda

Ritu Nanda, 71, daughter of Late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor and sister of actors Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor passed away on Tuesday, 14th January 2020 in New Delhi. She was battling cancer and gave in to the diseases. When approached by a popular newspaper, her brother Randhir Kapoor stated, “Ritu Nanda passed away early morning today. She was suffering from cancer. We are in Delhi. The funeral is today,” confirming her death.

Ritu Nanda was born on 30th October 1948. She was born in Kapoor clan, she got married to Rajan Nanda, an Indian industrialist.  She was the chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Ritu Nanda Insurance Services (RNIS). Prior to being an entrepreneur to her insurance services Ritu Nanda was managing the household appliances manufacturing business under the name Nikitasha.

She managed to enter the Guinness Book Of Records, for selling 17,000 pension policies in a single day. She also managed companies like Escolife and Rimari Corporate Art Services. Ritu Nanda has two children, daughter Natasha Nanda and a son Nikhil Nanda who is married to Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Nanda. This makes her Grand-mother of Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda. Actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are her nieces and actor Ranbir Kapoor is her nephew.

On her demise, Neetu Kapoor and Ridhima Kapoor Sahani posted their condolences on social media:
Neetu Kapoor posted a picture with Ritu Nanda and captioned it
“My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace 🙏💕🌸”

Ridhima Kapoor Sahni posted Ritu Nanda’s picture and captioned it
“To the kindest most gentle person I‘ve ever met – They don’t make them like you anymore – RIP bua #missyoualways❤️🙏🏻

In 2013, Nanda was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment for the same in US. The Bollywood Ticket team prays for her soul to rest in peace.