Mumbai: Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor’s first wife, Mona Kapoor, passed away Sunday. She was diagnosed of multiple organ cancer almost 15 days back. Mona kept unwell since the past 5 months until her condition worsened in January. She was undergoing treatment at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.
Mona, 47, has two children from Boney- Arjun and Anshula. Arjun, who learnt of his mother’s illness, had held his emotions in check as he is all set to make his debut in Bollywood with ‘Ishaqzaade’. Mona was excited about her son's debut. She had also expressed her excitement by posting a brand new poster of her son's debut film.
She had tweeted, "Phata poster nikle hero aur heroine! Arjun Kapoor - @ParineetiChopra's BRAND NEW Ishaqzaade Movie Poster(sic)."
Mona was a brave woman. She had recently tweeted, “once more any1 asks hw I am I wl block them. U all knw I am in hosp n battlng stagr 3 multiple organs cancer. Kindly pray fr me. Thts all.(sic).”
Actress-singer Sophie Choudry was the first celebrity to break news of Mona’s death on Twitter.
Sophie tweeted, “I`m in shock.A truly wonderful lady. U will be missed @monakapoor3 . May ur soul R.I.P & may God give strength to Arjun & Anshula. #Prayers(sic).
Many celebrities from the showbiz world took to the social networking site to pay condolence to her family. Here's what they had to write:
Businessman Raj Kundra too took to Twitter. He wrote, “Lost one of my best friends Mona Kapoor may her soul rest in peace. A beautiful loving, caring human! :((sic).”
FarahKhanAli teeted, “RIP Mona @monakapoor3 . You will be missed. Condolences to the family. Will always remember your warm wonderful ways. Very grieved. Love u(sic).
Tusshar Kapoor wrote, “Really sad to hear about the sudden demise of Mona Kapoor, she was a warm person who always wished me well!(sic).”
Bipasha Basu: RIP Mona Kapoor!Strength to the family!
Karan Johar: Mona kapoor was one of the most gracious,dignified and loving human beings i knew...she felt only positivity for one and all...RIP ma`m...
Shekhar Kapur: Rip Mona Kapoor. Friend mother compassionate human being. A well wisher to all. Gone too young.
Kunal Kohli: RIP Mona Kapoor. God bless the family and Arjun. She was truly a gracious and brave woman.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to hear the sad demise of MONA KAPOOR, an extremely kind hearted, down to earth lady,May God bless her soul ,RIP !
Dia Mirza: Mona Kapoor leaves a legacy of graciousness and warmth that she gave in abundance to all...heart broken that she has moved on.RIP Mona Aunty
Riteish Deskhmukh: RIP MONA KAPOORJI -she was always kind to people- prayers n strength to the family-
Roshan Abbas: Mona Kapoor was one of the nicest people. This morning had messages regarding her surgery! God had other plans. RIP
Ken Ghosh: Will miss Mona Kapoor smile when I shoot at Future Studio next, always had eclairs on her table for guests. R.I.P Mona Kapoor
Anupam Kher: Is God feeling insecure? He is calling all good people. Very sad to know about Mona Kapoor's death. She was a very helpful & kind lady. RIP
Sonu Niigaam: Mona Kapoorji passed away leaving a space permanently vacant in my heart. Till we meet again.
First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 15:18