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Veteran actress Shammi dead

March 06, 2018 11:31 IST

'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.'


IMAGE: Daisy Irani, left, with Shammi at the music launch of Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

Shammi, the veteran actress popularly known as Shammi Aunty, has passed away. She was 89.

She acted in over 200 films.

'Shammi, aunty to me and a great actor of yesteryears passed away today,' Priya Dutt tweeted about her death.

'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.'

 


IMAGE: Nargis, Priya Dutt's mother, with Shammi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Priya Dutt/Instagram

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted his condolences as well: '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.'

Some of her successful movies were Ilzam (1954), Pehli Jhalak (1955), Bandish (1955), Azaad (1955), Halaku (1956), Son of Sinbad (1955), Raj Tilak (1958), Khazanchi (1958), Ghar Sansar (1958), Aakhiri Dao (1958), Kangan (1959), Bhai-Bahen (1959), Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) Half Ticket (1962), Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Upkar (1967), Ittefaq (1969) and The Train (1970).

Shammiji was part of television serials as well -- Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar.

She made a comeback into films with Bela Sehgal's Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi in 2013.

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