- Actress Shammi's original name was Nargis Rabadi
- "Shammi and I were best friends for years," said Asha Parekh
- Big B, Rishi Kapoor mourned her death on Twitter
Earlier this morning, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor were two of the first few celebrities, who mourned her death on Twitter. Big B shared a nostalgic post along with Shammi Aunty's photographs and wrote: "Prayers and fond remembrances for Shammi Aunty... so dear to us as family... lost to us today..," while Rishi Kapoor tweeted: "R I P. Shammi Aunty bids good bye."
Actress Shammi was adored by one and all in the film industry. He name was changed from Nargis to Shammi, on insistence of her mentor and director Tara Harish. Shammi started her career in films as a second lead in her debut film Ustad Pedro (1949), also starring Begum Para. Throughout her career in Bollywood, Shammi featured in supporting roles in films such as Hum Saath Saath Hain, Arth, Hum and The Burning Train.
She'll always be remembered for her role in classic TV shows like Dekh Bhai Dekh and Shriman Shrimati. Shammi was last seen in 2013 film Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, also starring Farah Khan and Boman Irani.
RIP Shammi Aunty.
(With inputs from IANS)