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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Late Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor’s daughter Ritu was also linked to megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s family as mother-in-law of his daughter Shweta.  She also owned a firm --Ritu Nanda Insurance Services (RNIS) and had entered the Guinness Book of Records for selling 17,000 pension policies in a day.

    Suffering from cancer for quite some time, the 71-year-old Ritu Nanda passed away early on Tuesday in New Delhi. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog to share news of the sudden demise.

    "My ‘samdhan’ Ritu Nanda, Shweta’s Mother in Law passed away suddenly at 1.15 Am .. cannot communicate .. travelling," Amitabh posted on his blog.

    Many other Bollywood celebrities also felt saddened to hear the news: Neetu Kapoor, mother of Bollywood’s heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, posted on her Instagram “may her soul rest in peace”.

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    My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace 🙏💕🌸

    A post shared by neetu Kapoor. Fightingfyt (@neetu54) on

    Neetu’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni also shared that they don’t make people like her aunt anymore.

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    To the kindest most gentle person I‘ve ever met - They don’t make them like you anymore - RIP bua #missyoualways❤️🙏🏻

    A post shared by Riddhima Kapoor Sahni (RKS) (@riddhimakapoorsahniofficial) on

    Supriya Sule, a parliamentarian and Maharashtrian politician, expressed her grief.

    Ritu Nanda's last rites were scheduled to be performed in the afternoon at Lodhi Road cremation ground in Delhi.

    She was married to Rajan Nanda, an industrialist in India. She has two children, a son Nikhil Nanda, and a daughter Natasha Nanda. She was born in Mumbai on 30 October 1948.

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