Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Veteran Actress Shammi Passes Away At The Age Of 87

Veteran Actress Shammi Passes Away At The Age Of 87

Yesteryear actress Shammi, industry's favourite aunty, has passed away at the age of 89. The exact cause of her death is yet unknown.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to express his grief over her demise. "Shammi Aunty. prolific actress, years of contribution to the industry, dear family friend. passes away", he wrote. In his tweet, Bachchan also revealed how her age and illness has caught up with her in the last few years.

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

According to Bollywood personality Ashok Shekhar, she had been ailing since some time. Her friends in the industry helped her catch a break in television and during the '80s, and she appeared on many successful serials Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar. Remembering the great actor, we bring to you a collection of Shammi's rare, unseen photos from her younger days.

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Shammi's last rites will be performed later in the day at Mumbai's Oshiwara cemetery, as per IANS.

Despite portraying vamp characters in many films, the actress was know for her bang on comic timing and amusing facial expressions. I pray rest in peace for her soul " wrote on Twitter.

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"Celebrity designer Sandeep Khosla also shared a picture of the late actor, captioning it as "#you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family". "Be In peace with your friends (sic)".

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