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PIX: Shammi Kapoor's last journey

Last updated on: August 15, 2011 17:51 IST

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The last rites of legendary actor Shammi Kapoor took place at Ban Ganga crematorium in South Mumbai at 11 am on Monday.

The entire film industry turned up to pay their last respects to the actor, who succumbed to renal failure on Sunday.

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Image: Aditya Raj Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Shammi Kapoor's nephew Rajeev Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan helped carry the great icon on their shoulders.

Bachchan seemed visibly upset, and lent a lot of support to the Kapoor family.


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Shammi Kapoor's grandson (second from left) led the funeral procession.


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Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Aamir Khan look on as Shammi Kapoor's body is carried to the ambulance.


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Aamir was a great fan of Shammiji, and often visited him. He had even asked Kapoor to release the music of his films like Taare Zameen Par and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.

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Anil Kapoor pays his last respects to the legend.


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Friends and family take their place near Shammi Kapoor -- son Aditya, son-in-law Ketan Desai (Desai is married to Shammi's daughter Kanchan) and friends Anil Ambani, Vinod Khanna, Prakash Jha and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.


Image: Aditya Raj Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Vinod Khanna (behind), Ketan Desai, Prakash Jha and Sanjay Bhansali

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Brothers-in-law Aditya and Ketan Desai give each other strength.

Not many know that Shammi married Geeta Bali at the Baan Ganga temple. Later, Geeta was cremated at the Baan Ganga crematorium.


Image: Aditya Raj Kapoor, Ketan Desai

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Shashi Kapoor looked visibly upset at his brother's funeral.


Image: Shashi Kapoor, Jag Mundra, Aditya Raj Kapoor
Photographs: Sonil Dedhia
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Yesteryear heroes Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha come together at the funeral.


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Madhuri Dixit and her secretary Rakesh Nath -- better known as Rikku -- arrive at the funeral.

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Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra exchange a few words.

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Ranbir, Rajeev, Rishi and Randhir Kapoor greet people, as they leave the crematorium.


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Tom Alter looked older than his years at the funeral. He arrived with Rakesh Roshan.


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Priyanka Chopra greets her Anjaana Anjaani co-star Ranbir Kapoor, as she arrived with her parents Ashok and Madhu Chopra.


Image: Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Fardeen Khan arrived late, and headed directly to where Shammi lay to pay his last respects.

Image: Fardeen Khan
Photographs: Sonil Dedhia
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Aamir is flanked by his directors Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra (Rang De Basanti) and Ashutosh Gowariker (Lagaan).


Image: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Ranbir Kapoor

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The last goodbye to Shammi Kapoor.


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Father and son Ramesh and Rohan Sippy leave the crematorium after paying their last respects.


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Yash Chopra condoles with Aditya Raj Kapoor.

"He was a great actor and a wonderful human being. His style and his acting was a cult and it will remain so forever. We will never have another Shammi Kapoor in our life again," Chopra told the media later.

Image: Yash Chopra and Aditya Raj Kapoor.

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Danny Denzongpa also arrived to pay his last respects to the star.

After the funeral, Amitabh tweeted: 'Last rites this morning at Baan Ganga for Shammi ji... The end of another era .. Another soul that enriched our lives. Gone ! Enveloped by flames, reduced to ashes into his abode in Heaven .. Shammi Kapoor ! Bhagwaan aapki atma ko shanti dein !!'


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