Yesteryear's flamboyant star Shammi Kapoor passed away on Sunday morning.
Giving out the news, actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted around 9 am on Sunday: 'Shammi Kapoorji passed away this morning at 5:15 am .. Rushing there now .. the flamboyance and joi de vivre of the Industry lost!'
The 79-year-old actor, brother of Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor and actor Shashi Kapoor, was suffering from chronic renal failure. He had been admitted to Breach Candy hospital last Sunday and was put on a ventilator on Friday.
Confirming the news, Breach Candy Hospital did not give out any further information.
Further details are awaited.