Maestro in the Indian film industry and exceedingly cherished around the world, Bollywood actress Shammi passed away in Mumbai in early hours of Tuesday. She was 89.
Popularly known as ‘Shammi Aunty’, the veteran actress had been in poor health since quite a while, as revealed by Bollywood personality Ashok Shekhar.
Born as Nargis Rabadi in 1929 to a Parsi priest, Shammi had broken into the film industry by chance and had worked in over 100 films. Her most popular projects include ‘Coolie No 1’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’, ‘Arth’, ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ and ‘Zabaan Sambhal Ke.’
Her demise has been a source of anguish to various Indian luminaries who took to social media forums to offer their condolences.
Amitabh Bachchan expressing his grief tweeted “Shammi Aunty... prolific actress, years of contribution to the industry, dear family friend... passes away.”