Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on January 22. On the occasion, Neetu shared an old family photo with their children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. Rishi Kapoor died on April 30, 2020 due to a long illness. On Sunday, as Neetu remembered her late husband, she posted a childhood photo of Ranbir and Riddhima, writing in the caption, “Time flies… only memories…” Read also: When Ritu Nanda brought brother Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor together with a surprise engagement
In the throwback photo that Neetu posted to Instagram to mark her and Rishi’s wedding anniversary, the veteran actor wore blue shorts with a white T-shirt and a hat. Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima were seen wearing caps and casual clothes in the family photo from childhood. The late Rishi Kapoor wore a graphic T-shirt with Mickey Mouse on it. The family of four posed with fresh pink and white flowers in the background, believed to have been taken while on holiday. Riddhima dropped a series of heart emojis on the photo. Many fans remembered Rishi when they commented on Neetu’s post and wished the couple on their wedding anniversary.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu got married on 22 January 1980. While Riddhima, the couple’s first child, was born in September 1980, Ranbir was born two years later. Rishi and Neetu’s first film together was the 1974 film Zehreela Insaan. Neetu Kapoor was only 16 when she starred in the film alongside 22-year-old Rishi Kapoor. Since then, the couple has acted together in films such as Do Dooni Char, Besharam, Kabhi Kabhie, Rafoo Chakkar and Amar Akbar Anthony.
On April 30, 2020, Rishi Kapoor died during the Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai after battling Leukemia for two years. Prior to his death, he was in New York for his treatment with Neetu and family. Two years later, his son, actor Ranbir Kapoor, got married Ali Bhatt on 14 April 2022. The couple welcomed daughter Raha Kapoor in November 2022. Rishi and Neetu’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni is married to Delhi-based businessman Bharat Sahni and the couple has a daughter named Samara Sahni.