Veteran actress Shammi, who acted in several Bollywood movies, dead

Veteran actress Shammi is no more.

Veteran actress Shammi, who acted in several Bollywood movies, dead
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Mumbai: Veteran actress Shammi died after prolonged illness at her home here late on Monday, a family friend said. She was 87.

According to Bollywood personality Ashok Shekhar, she had been ailing for some time. She breathed her last at her Juhu Circle home.

Her funeral shall be performed at the Oshiwara cemetery later in the day, Shekhar told IANS.

Shammi, whose real name was Nargis, 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 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)."

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 actresses 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.