Veteran Bollywood and television actress Shammi has passed away. She was 89. This news is confirmed by Designer Sandeep Khosla . He took to Instagram today morning to make the announcement by sharing a picture of the star along with the caption, “we will miss you #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family.”
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan also took to his Twitter to share the solemn news. He tweeted, “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…”
The actress was popular for her comic roles, had acted in over 200 films that included ‘Coolie No 1’, ‘Hum’, ‘Gopi Kishan’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ over her long film career. Her first film was Ustad Pedro and she was just 18. Her first film as a solo heroine was Malhar, produced by playback singer Mukesh. Later she got the opportunity to act in Dilip Kumar starrer Sangdil and after that, there was no looking back for the actress who symbolised the modern woman on screen. She also had an illustrious career on television and starred in a number of shows on Doordarshan such as Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Dekh Bhai Dekh.