Rishi Kapoor cremated in Mumbai: Kapoor family say silent goodbye
Rishi Kapoor's cremation was held at Chandanwadi Crematorium in Mumbai around 4 pm amid the nationwide lockdown. His son Ranbir Kapoor led the hearse carrying the late actor. Rishi Kapoor's mortal remains were brought from the HN Reliance Hospital to the Chandanwadi Crematorium in Marine Lines, Mumbai, where a few of his family members were present.
On a usual day, all of Mumbai would have turned up to bid their favourite actor, Chintu Kapoor, a fond farewell. But the nationwide lockdown restricted that number to only 20 people, all family members and friends of the Kapoors.
Only a few members of the Kapoor family and friends were allowed to attend the cremation. The list includes the late actor's wife Neetu Kapoor, sister Rima Jain, Manoj Jain, Armaan Jain, Aadar Jain, Anisha Jain, Rajeev Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Dr Tarang, Ayan Mukerji, Jai Ram, Rohit Dhawan and Rahul Rawail. Ranbir led the hearse, as girlfriend Alia followed in her car.
Rishi's daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni couldn't attend the cremation as the country is under a lockdown and movement is restricted. No flights or trains are running, and Riddhima will be able to reach Mumbai only tomorrow. Kapoor Sahni sought a special pass from the police, and she is driving down to Mumbai from Delhi today.
Rishi Kapoor breathed his last Thursday morning in Mumbai's HN Reliance Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
A message from the Kapoor family this morning announced the passing away of 'our dear Rishi Kapoor'. In their message, the family also urged Rishi Kapoor's fans to follow the laws and rules in place during the lockdown. "He would not have it any other way," read the statement.