Veteran actress Shammi passes away at 87

Veteran actress Shammi passes away at 87

A stellar actress who began her career in the 1950s, the actress starred in films like Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Aamne Samne (1967) and even transitioned to television through serials like Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhal Ke (1993) and Shriman Shrimati (1997).

Yesteryear actress Shammi, industry's favourite aunty, has passed away at the age of 89.

Veteran actress Shammi died after prolonged illness.

The actress, who was popular for her comic roles, had appeared in over 200 films that included "Coolie No 1", "Hum", "Gopi Kishan", "Hum Saath-Saath Hain" over her long film career. He wrote, "T 2735 - Shammi Aunty. prolific actress, years of contribution to the Industry, dear family friend. passes away.!"

Designer Sandeep Khosla also shared a photograph of the actor on social media and wrote: "wewillmissyou #you #will#always #remain #special #to #us #RIP#ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou#abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide#family". "Sad. slowly slowly they all go away". Shammi was a family friend of Sanjay Dutt's parents - Nargis and Sunil Dutt.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Priya Dutt also offered their condolences on Twitter, recounting her charming persona and infectious laughter. She was my mother's dear friend and someone we all loved very much.

Shammi was married to film producer-director Sultan Ahmed for seven years before they got divorced.

Shammi aunty to many in Bollywood, her real name was Nargis Rabadi.

After a brief hiatus, she returned to acting in 2013 with the romantic-comedy Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, playing a Parsi woman.


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