Bollywood’s beloved Shammi aunty died earlier today at the age of 89, after a prolonged illness. She was seen in over 200 films, in lead as well as supporting roles. Some of her most popular films were Coolie No 1, Hum, Gopi Kishan, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Khuda Gawah, The Burning Train, Arth & many others. She was a popular face on television too, having done shows like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar. She was last seen in the 2013 film Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, starring Farah Khan & Boman Irani.
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
Rest in peace, Shammi aunty. You’ll be cherished forever!