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India: Veteran actress Shammi dies aged 89

Bollywood


 Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood and television actress Shammi, died in Mumbai aged 89.

She was popular for her comic roles and had appeared in over 200 films as well as for role in nineties sitcom 'Dekh Bhai Dekh'.

Designer Sandeep took to social media early Tuesday morning to make the announcement by sharing a picture of the star along with the caption, “we will miss you #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family.”

"Shammi Aunty... prolific actress, years of contribution to the industry, dear family friend... passes away," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan.

Priya Dutt, daughter of late Nargis and Sunil Dutt, tweeted this photo of Nargis Dutt (left) and Shammi (right).

"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," tweeted Priya Dutt.

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