Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood and television actress Shammi lost her life due to prolonged illness. She breathed her last at her Juhu Circle home.
Her funeral shall be performed at the Oshiwara cemetery later in the day.
Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was deeply saddened, shared this news on his twitter handle.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “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..” Celebrity designer Sandeep Khosla too shared a photo of the late actor and captioned it as, “wewillmissyou #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family.”
T 2735 – 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 .. pic.twitter.com/WYvdhZqo8X
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 6, 2018
The 89-year-old actress was seen in Coolie No 1, Khuda Gawah, Hum, Arth, The Burning Train and the recent Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. She was also seen in many television series like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar.
Shammi, whose real name was Nargis, was a Parsi and the former wife of legendary Bollywood filmmaker, the late Sultan Ahmed. After seven years of marriage they got divorced.
She became a popular character artist portraying supporting roles of aunt, granny, elder spinster in the family besides acting for television serials.