Shammi aunty laid to rest in Oshiwara cemetery

Veteran Bollywood celebrities such as Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal, Anju Mahendru as well as her co-stars, Boman Irani and Farah Khan, who acted with her in 'Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi' paid their last respects to the actress.

Shammi aunty laid to rest in Oshiwara cemetery
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New Delhi: The funeral of veteran actress Shammi, fondly known as Shammi aunty, took place in Mumbai on Tuesday. The actress died after prolonged illness at her home late on Monday, a family friend reportedly said. She was 87.

Veteran Bollywood celebrities such as Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal, Anju Mahendru as well as her co-stars, Boman Irani and Farah Khan, who acted with her in 'Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi' paid their last respects to the actress. Fashion designer Sandeep Khosla, Sanjay Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt and actor Annu Kapoor were also present for the last rites at the Oshiwara cemetery in Mumbai. 

IANS quoted Bollywood personality Ashok Shekhar as saying that the veteran actress had been ailing for some time. She breathed her last at her Juhu Circle home.

Shammi, whose real name was Nargis Rabadi, was a Parsi and the former wife of legendary Bollywood filmmaker, the late Sultan Ahmed.

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 At peace with your friends (sic).”

Shammi has appeared in over 200 films. She was best known for her comic timing and was one of the most sought-after actresses in the comedy genre between 1949 and 1969.

She is best known for her roles in popular television serials such as Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and last but not the least Dekh Bhai Dekh.

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