Mumbai: Veteran actress Shammi died after prolonged illness. She was 89.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to write: “Shammi Aunty .. prolific actress, years of contribution to the Industry, dear family friend .. passes away ..!! A long suffered illness, age ..Sad .. slowly slowly they all go away .. (sic).”
Priya Dutt, sister of actor Sanjay Dutt tweeted: “Shammi, aunty to me and a great actor of yesteryears passed away today. She was my mother’s dear friend and someone we all loved very much. May her soul rest in peace and her laughter and contagious smile rock the heavens. Be In peace with your friends (sic).”
Sandeep Khosla shared a photograph of Shammi aunty on Instagram and wrote: “wewillmissyou #you #will#always #remain #special #to #us #RIP#ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou#abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide#family (sic).”
More details awaited.
Shammi, born as Nargis Rabadi had appeared in over 100 films. She was best known for her comic timing and was one of the most sought after actress in the comedy genre between 1949 and 1969.
She had also appeared in many popular television serials such as Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and last but not the least Dekh Bhai Dekh.