Bollywood's beloved 'Shammi Aunty' passes away
Veteran actress Shammi, remembered for her roles in classic serials like 'Dekh Bhai Dekh' and 'Shriman Shrimati', has passed away. She was 89. In her long and illustrious career, she acted in more than 200 films, including 'The Burning Train,' 'Coolie No 1,' 'Hum,' 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain.' She was last seen in Farah Khan's 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' as Boman Irani's grandmother.
Shammi was born as Nargis Rabadi. Her father, a priest, died when she was three. Her first film as a leading lady was Mukesh's 'Malhar,' but it didn't do well. Later she starred in 'Sangdil,' which established her as an actor. She married producer-director Sultan Ahmed, but they divorced after seven years. Shammi was the younger sister of famous Bollywood costume designer Mani Rabadi.
Designer Sandeep Khosla took to Twitter to announce the death. "We will miss you," he wrote. Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "Shammi Aunty.. prolific actress, years of contribution to the Industry, dear family friend.. passes away..!!" "She was my mother's dear friend and someone we loved very much. May her soul rest in peace and her laughter and contagious smile rock the heavens," wrote Priya Dutt.
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. May her soul rest in peace and her laughter and contagious smile rock the heavens. Be In peace with your friends pic.twitter.com/jFfpmUfVoP— Priya Dutt (@PriyaDutt_INC) March 6, 2018