NEW DELHI :
Late actor and director Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda, who succumbed to cancer today, was one of the top insurance agents for the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) for selling the most number of policies in a short span of time. The 71-year-old, who was married to the former Escorts Group Chairman Rajan Nanda, was one among the Kapoor family's 'betis' who kept away from the glamour and grit of the Bollywood to become an independent entrepreneur.
Ritu Nanda had initially started her entrepreneurial journey in the household appliances business but it collapsed later on. She then tried her luck in the sunshine insurance sector, where she went on to set new records and even set up her own company -- Ritu Nanda Insurance Services (RNIS).
Nanda's name was once featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for selling a staggering 17,000 pension plan policies in a single day, IANS reported. She was a "one-window" insurance advisor for top Bollywood personalities in the past over four decades with insurance policies running into stupendous amounts of hundreds of crores of rupees.
Ritu Nanda created several new insurance records for which she bagged several coveted awards, including the 'Best Insurance Advisor of the Decade' from LIC.
She is survived her son Nikhil Nanda, daughter Natasha and grandchildren, besides members of the large Kapoor and Nanda families.
Top Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Kapoor family members and others paid tributes to Ritu Nanda sharing their pictures and other fond memories with her.