RIP: Bollywood stars come out to say final goodbye to their 'Shammi aunty'
Published : Mar 7, 2018, 11:48 am IST
Updated : Mar 24, 2018, 12:50 pm IST
Veteran actress Shammi passed away at the age of 89 and her last rites were held in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)
The actress’ mortal remains being taken for the last rites by her close ones at the Oshiwara crematorium in the city.
Shammi, fondly known as Shammi aunty to industry folks, passed away due to prolonged illness and old age in Mumbai on Tuesday. She had acted in over 100 films over the course of more than five decades and in films like ‘Khuda Gawah’, ‘Coolie no 1’ and TV serials like ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, Zabaan Sambhal Ke’, 'Shriman Srimati' and more.
Farah Khan and Boman Irani had worked in the actress’ last notable work, ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’, which had released in 2013.
Yesteryear actress Asha Parekh was also among the celebrities spotted for the last rites. She had launched her book last year.
Actor-couple Mehr and Manav Vij make their way out after paying their last respects. The actress is in the news for awards and recognition for ‘Secret Superstar.’
Sushant Singh was also spotted at the crematorium. Several actors like Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to pay tribute to the actress.
Annu Kapoor was quoted as saying in an interview to The Indian Express, “Shammi Aunty was a very positive person in spite of suffering several setbacks in her personal and professional life. She always smiled.”
Priya Dutt wrote on Twitter, “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.”