Veteran actor Shammi, known for TV shows such as Dekh Bhai Dekh and Zabaan Sambhal Ke and films, passed away.
Veteran actor Shammi had acted in over 100 films and TV shows passed away today. Her real name was Nargis Rabadi. She started her career as a leading lady in Malhar and went on to do films such as Jab Jab Phool Khile, Upkaar, Ishaara, Half Ticket, and Ittefaq.
Many will remember her as the genial grandmother in shows such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke and Shriman Shrimati. She was also seen in films such as Hum Saath Saath Hain; her last film was Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.
Amitabh Bachchan was among the first few to share the news on social media. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “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 …”
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
RIP Shammiji. https://t.co/hmZ2C6lY3j
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) March 6, 2018
Bringing a smile to our faces, for years brightening up the screen Shammi ji left us with innumerable memories: I&B minister @smritiirani condoles veteran actress #Shammi's passing away pic.twitter.com/gjgGNuRECw
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) March 6, 2018
RIP Shammi aunty!