Bollywood veteran actress Shammi passed away at 89 on Tuesday. The news was shared by Amitabh Bachchan on his Twitter along with her picture; he was deeply saddened by the news. Bachchan 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 was profoundly known and addressed as Shammi Aunty among the industry which she has been a part of, for almost 6 decades. She did some memorable movies and television shows in her career and never failed to bring a smile on her audience’s faces.
Born Nargis Rabadi in 1929, Shammi began her career in Bollywood in 1949 starring in Ustad Pedro. She was also a part of various other Bollywood movies like Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Ittefaq (1969), The Burning Train (1980), Arth(1982), Hum (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Coolie No. 1 (1995) and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999).
Her last Bollywood project was Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, where she shared the screen with Farah Khan and Boman Irani.
Along with these noteworthy movies, she was also a part of television shows like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar.
Various other Bollywood celebrities and Shammi’s fans are sharing their fondest memory of Shammi Aunty on Twitter. Check them all out, over here:
I will really miss you Shammi aunty… You always gave the warmest hugs and never failed to make everyone smile. So many memories, so much happiness, gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/0BxQSNQRIL
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) March 6, 2018
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) March 6, 2018
Bringing a smile to our faces, for years brightening up the screen Shammi ji left us with innumerable memories. My condolences to her loved ones. Om Shanti 🙏 https://t.co/0DoMWymiVy
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 6, 2018
Our beloved ShammiAunty is no more.. most wonderful, loving n funny.. working since my dads films n i was lucky to work beside her in ShirinFarhadKiTohNikalPadi.. god bless her
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 6, 2018
Oh damn…… RIP Shammi aunty! You had a rich full life but did you have to leave now? 😢😢😢😢😢😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪
— Viv (@ViveckVaswani) March 6, 2018
Dearest Shammi aunty rest in peace.. I will always remember you.. and will miss being called hamari bahu Alka…aka deepti pic.twitter.com/djxYNFQitC
— Deepti Bhatnagar (@deebhatnagar) March 6, 2018
Nargis Rabadi popularly known as shammi aunty is no more. She was appeared in more than two hundred Hindi films n serials. For me she is an icon , a legendary artist. We miss you 💐💐💐💐 May her soul rest in peace. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/1Tklp25Ou6
— Prashant Pandey (@Tweet2Prashant) March 6, 2018
God bless her soul 🙏🏻always smiling and peaceful, the very gracious Shammi Aunty 🌹
— Vindu Dara Singh (@RealVinduSingh) March 6, 2018
When comedy was situational and effortlessly funny
keep smiling Shammi Rabadi aunty… https://t.co/wPSAuH4gCz
— Piyush Daga (@piyushdaga4892) March 6, 2018
Well, it seems like the good old days and the promises of those days are no long going to be with us except for memories. Used to watch her shows on repeat and she is a comic legend. #ShammiAunty pic.twitter.com/4269DOrES1
— Survi (@PavanSurvi) March 6, 2018
T2785- RIP #Shammi JI.
Veteran actress Shammi, lovingly known as 'Shammi Aunty' in Bollywood, passed away on March 6 at the age of 89.
She remained a sought-after with filmmakers when it came to goofy and comic roles, especially in the period 1949-1969 and later from 1980-2002. pic.twitter.com/134I2lGvQY
— SocialBhanwara (@DeepakGupta2209) March 6, 2018
RIP Shammi Aunty. I will always remember you as Daadi Maa of the main leads in Hum Saath Saath Hain. I never saw my grandmother so I always felt that my grandmother would have been someone as sweet as you were in HSSH. May God Bless Your Pious Soul In Eternal Peace🍀🙏 #Shammi
— Siddhartha Kumar (@SIDKUMAR28) March 6, 2018
Shammi was a dear friend of late actor Nargis Dutt, and her daughter Priya Dutt also tweeted about her demise, along with an old picture of Nargis and Shammi together.
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
She was fondly remembered for her comedy films and the hint of her comic personality she always brought to her characters. May her soul Rest In Peace.