Neetu Kapoor took to Instagram to thank Mukesh and Nita Ambani for their support and love and anchoring their journey like ‘guardian angels’ when her husband was ill. Neetu Kapoor, who was by Rishi Kapoor’s side during his two-year-long cancer battle and subsequent treatment in India and the US, wrote much about the long journey in her post and thanking the Ambani Family for being with them in such difficult times.
Neetu Kapoor shared a picture of herself and Rishi Kapoor with the Ambanis and wrote, “For us, as a family, the last two years have been long journeys. There were good days, there have been a few bad days too.. needless to mention, it had been filled with high emotion. But it’s a journey we might not are ready to complete without the immeasurable love and support of the Ambani family”.
Diagnosed with cancer in 2018, Rishi Kapoor underwent treatment in New York and he returned to Mumbai in September 2019”. She further continued, “As we’ve gathered our thoughts over the past few days we’ve also tried to seek out the words to precise the gratitude we feel towards the family for the countless ways during which they need to see us safely through this point. Over the last seven months, every member of the family has gone above and beyond in every way possible to worry for our beloved Rishi and ensure he experienced as little discomfort as possible.
From ensuring he was medically attended to, to creating frequent, personal visits to the hospital to shower him amorously and a spotlight, to even holding our hand and comforting us when WE were scared. To Mukesh Bhai, Nita Bhabhi, Akash, Shloka, Anant and Isha – you’ve got been our guardian angels on this long and trying experience – what we pity you cannot be measured. We many thanks from rock bottom of our hearts for your selfless, unending support and a spotlight. We feel truly blessed to count you among our nearest and dearest. Sincerely and with utmost gratitude, Neetu, Riddhima, Ranbir and therefore the entire Kapoor family”.
The Kapoor family performed the last rites of the departed soul at their home in Bandra and immersed the ashes in Banganga Ghat, Mumbai. Rishi Kapoor’s death just after death of Irrfan Khan shook the world. Rishi Kapoor’s family released a statement after his death:
“Our dear Rishi Kapoor gave up the ghost peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukaemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.
He remained jovial and determined to measure to the fullest throughout two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everybody who met him during this point was amazed at how he didn’t let his illness get the higher of him.
He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the planet over. In his passing, they might all understand that he would really like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.
In this hour of private loss, we also recognise the planet goes through a really difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering publicly . We would wish to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are effective .
He would not have it any other way.”