Narendra Razdan Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Hinduism
Age: 95 Years
Wife: Gertrude Hoelzer

Narendra Razdan with Soni Razdan

Full nameNarendra Nath Razdan [1]Hindustan Times
NicknameNindi [2]The Times of India
Famous ForBeing the father of Indian actress Soni Razdan, and the maternal grandfather of the Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGray (semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 June 1928 (Saturday)
Date of Death1 June 2023
Place of DeathBreach Candy Hospital, Mumbai
Age (at the time of death)95 Years
Death CauseLung Infection [3]The Indian Express
Zodiac signGemini
Educational QualificationStudied architecture in London, England [4]Hindustan Times
ReligionHinduism [5]Hindustan Times
CasteKashmiri Pandit [6]Hindustan Times
HobbiesSketching, Playing Violin, Billiards, and Cricket
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseGertrude Hoelzer (school teacher; British-German)
Alia Bhatt with her maternal grandparents
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- Soni Razdan (actress and filmmaker)
Narendra Razdan with Soni Razdan
Tina Razdan Hertzke (interior designer)
Soni Razdan and Tina Razdan Hertzke
Other RelativesSon-in-law- Mahesh Bhatt (filmmaker, producer, and author; husband of Soni Razdan)
Narendra Razdan with Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt
Granddaughter(s)- Alia Bhatt (actress), Shaheen Bhatt (writer)
Narendra Razdan with his granddaughters
Grandson-in-law- Ranbir Kapoor (actor; husband of Alia Bhatt)
Narendra Razdan with with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Soni Razdan

Narendra Razdan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Narendra Razdan

  • Narendra Razdan was an Indian architect, who was the father of Indian actress Soni Razdan and maternal grandfather of the Bollywood star Alia Bhatt.
  • He spent 10 years of his life becoming a skilled architect and constructed many buildings in Mumbai.
  • He was a proficient violinist. He was a member of the classical Indian dancer Ram Gopal’s troupe and performed with them all around Europe. A well-known British violinist Yehudi Menuhin also praised Narendra for his skills.
  • In an interview, Soni Razdan shared the story of how his father met his mother and said,

    Dad had invited someone to one of his concerts in London, and since they could not make it, they had given the passes to my mum, saying she should go backstage and thank Mr Razdan after the show. That’s when they met and he invited her for a coffee…”

    A young age image of Narendra Razdan with Gertrude Hoelzer

    A young age image of Narendra Razdan with Gertrude Hoelzer

  • When Narendra Razdan and his wife, Gertrude Hoelzer, came to India, they began to live in Mumbai, where Gertrude became a nursery class teacher at a school.
  • Alia Bhatt once revealed that he loved cooking omelettes.
  • He had suffered from insomnia. [7]Filmfare
  • He was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai a while ago before his lung infection got worse and was shifted to the ICU ward in 2023. [8]Pinkvilla
  • In 2023, Alia Bhatt was supposed to travel abroad to attend IIFA Awards; however, after she got the news of her maternal grandfather’s critical condition, she cancelled her trip and went back home. According to sources, she was at the airport when she got the news and returned from there as she wanted to be with her grandfather.
  • In an interview, Shaheen Bhatt said that his grandfather was an occasional drinker and liked to drink whiskey. [9]Hindustan Times
  • After his demise, Alia Bhatt shared a video from his 92nd birthday on social media and wrote an emotional caption. She wrote,

    My grandpa. My hero. Played golf till 93. Worked till 93. Made the best omelette. Told the best stories. Played the violin. Played with his great granddaughter. Loved his cricket. Loved his sketching. Loved his family & till the very last moment.. loved his life! My heart is full of sorrow but also full of joy .. because all my grandpa did is give us joy & for that feel blessed and grateful to have been brought up by all the light he had to give! Until we meet again.”

    Alia Bhatt's Instagram post about her maternal grandfather, Narendra Razdan

    Alia Bhatt’s Instagram post about her maternal grandfather, Narendra Razdan