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Chotu nani of Dekh Bhai Dekh aka veteran actress ‘Shammi aunty’ passes away at 89

Among those who expressed their grief over her death on social media were Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, designer Sandeep Khosla and former Member of Parliament Priya Dutt.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 06, 2018 11:20 IST ]
Image Source : PINTEREST Nargis Rabadi aka Shammi aunty

Bollywood’s veteran actress Nargis Rabadi, popularly known as Shammi passed away after a prolonged illness. She was 89. Affectionately called as ‘Shammi aunty’, the Parsi actress appeared in over 200 films and a number of television shows. 

Among those who expressed their grief over her death on social media were Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, designer Sandeep Khosla and former Member of Parliament Priya Dutt. 

Amitabh Bachchan wrote in a tweet, “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..” 

Sandeep Khosla took to Instagram to mourn her passing away. Along with her picture, he wrote, " wewillmissyou #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family"

Sunil Dutt and Nargis’ daughter Priya Dutt tweeted about the grave loss for the Hindi film industry and shared an old picture of her mother, Nargis, and Shammi. She wrote, “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.”

Shammi was best known for her comic timing and was one of the most sought after actresses in the comedy genre between 1949 and 1969.

She was seen in Coolie No 1, Khuda Gawah, Hum, Arth, The Burning Train and the recent Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, as well as the television series Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar.

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

The last rites of the actress are reportedly said to take place at the Oshiwara crematorium in Mumbai at 1 pm on Tuesday.

 

 

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