Veteran actress Shammi passes away at 89; Amitabh Bachchan, Priya Dutt offer condolences
Veteran Bollywood actress Nargis Rabadi, popularly known as Shammi, has passed away at the age of 89, reports Times Now. The exact cause of her death is yet unknown. Designer Sandeep Khosla broke the news of her passing on Instagram. Fondly called 'Shammi Aunty' by people who were close to her, the Parsi actress appeared in over 200 films.
Amitabh Bachchan and Priya Dutt also offered their condolences on Twitter, recounting her charming persona and infectious laughter.
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
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
In a career spanning almost six decades, Shammi appeared in memorable TV shows and movies. Her performances in serials such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar were thoroughly enjoyed by the viewers. Although her entry into films was completely unplanned, she went on to portray the second lead in multiple films such as Bandish, Halaku, Azaad, Sinbad, Ghar Sansar and The Train among others.
Updated Date: Mar 06, 2018 10:20 AM