'Jeena yahan marna yahan' at Ritu Nanda's prayer meet leaves Jaya, Shweta in tears; Big B's emotional eulogy
Rishi Kapoor also paid tribute to his sister in a speech at the prayer meet.
Amitabh Bachchan, whose daughter is married to Nanda's son Nikhil, paid tribute to her in an emotional speech, describing her as "an ideal woman, an ideal sister, an ideal wife and an ideal mother."
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Condolence Meet Part1: An ode to Ritu Nanda ji, the entrepreneur daughter of the legend Raj Kapoor, mother in law of Shweta Bachchan Nanda. Words are not enough to pay tribute to this dynamic lady. Heartfelt condolences to the family and prayers for the departed soul. It was overwhelming for me to sing, with moist eyes and heavy Hearts of almost everyone in the gathering, who was present while bidding a farewell to the Legend's daughter. You will always be remembered. "Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan Iske Siva Jaana Kahan"
Rishi Kapoor, in an eulogy, too remembered his sister, saying that it would've been her 51st wedding anniversary in two weeks, and maybe she decided to spend it with her late husband.
It was an emotional affair for family and friends at the prayer meet, many of whom were left in tears after a soulful rendition of 'Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan' from Nanda's father's 'Mera Naam Joker', by singer Ankit Batra .
In videos shared by Batra on his social media handle, Neetu Kapoor can be seen consoling sister-in-law Reema Jain. Randhir Kapoor too got teary-eyed as he remembered his sister.
Jain's son Aadar also attended the prayer ceremony.
Mother-daughter duo Jaya and Shweta also got emotional at the prayer meet. Nanda's grand-daughter Navya Naveli sat between Amitabh Bachchan and mum Shweta Bachchan, holding her hand. The Bachchan clan was present in full strength with Abhishek Bachchan sitting in the second row behind his sister at the prayer meet.
Big B, who attended the prayer meet in a Nehru jacket and shawl over a white kurta-pyjama, ad earlier penned a blogpost remembering his ‘ samdhi’, and how in a few hours following her prayer meet would be his father, the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan's death anniversary.
"..returning from the ‘chautha’ for our ‘samdhi’ my in-law ; and at midnight a few moments from now, shall be the 18th of January - the death Anniversary of Babu ji .. life moves on .. the flowing river .. fresh flows of water shall come by in our watchful eye..and go past in equal presence..short lived, rapid and followed for a while till its sights, and then await the coming stream of the current next.. (sic)," the 77-year-old wrote.
T 3413 - .... आज समाप्त हुआ , परिवार के एक आदर्श पूर्ण समधी का 'चौथा' ! और बस कुछ ही क्षणों में , पूज्य बाबूजी… https://t.co/oUDMCBG4g1— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 1579282809000