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Veteran Actress Shammi Passes Away At The Age Of 89

Veteran Actress Shammi Passes Away At The Age Of 89

According to Bollywood personality Ashok Shekhar, Shammi had been ailing since some time.

Her last major role was in the Boman Irani-Farah Khan starrer comedy "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" which had released in 2013.

Popularly known as Shammi Auntry, her real name was Nargis Rabadi.

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Bachchan called her a "prolific actress" and a "dear family family friend", praised her for her years of contribution to the film industry and also revealed how illness and age had caught up with her. A long suffered illness, age. Sad.

The late actress had delivered over two hundred movies in her Bollywood career spanning to a staggering 64 years. Shammi Aunty featured in light hearted roles in several TV serials including Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke and Shriman Shrimati. Her famous works include, "Arth", "The Burning Train" and Coolie No. 1 among several others. "Slowly, slowly they all go away". As the actress passed away, fans took to Twitter to pay tribute by sharing nostalgic pictures of their favourite "Shammi Aunty". "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.

In a career spanning almost six decades, she became a popular character artist portraying supporting roles of aunt, granny, elder spinster in the family, et al, besides acting for television serials. "Rest in peace." Khosla took to Instagram to post an elegant photograph of the late actress, and described her as "special", "guide", "best friend". "Be In peace with your friends".


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