Agence India Press
Mumbai: Bollywood yesteryears’ actor Shammi Kapoor passed away on Sunday in Mumbai due to Renal Chronic failure.
Kapoor was admitted at Breach candy hospital, where he breathed his last early in the morning. He was 79years old.
According to the reports, he was on dialysis for the last few years and used to visit the hospital at least thrice a week. He was moved to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on Saturday.
His funeral will be held on Monday. He was among the few Bollywood actors who saw the evolution of the Indian cinema from black and white to colured.
It is till date that people fondly remember Kapoor’s musical movie ‘Kashmir Ki Kali,’ in which the veteran actor was seen wooing a beautiful girl with his jerky dance as they moved on separate gondolas and a chorus line was seen floating in the background.
The song inspired several honeymoon lovers to visit Kashmir.
Shammi was born as Shamsher Raj Kapoor on October 21, 1931 in entrainment capital Mumbai to noted film and theatre actor Prithviraj Kapoor.
The actor who had a long and an illustrious career behind him began his career by playing some serious roles in films like Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957).
The star of the 1960s, who heralded a youthful era to Hindi movies, later attained the image of a playboy with the super hit film, Junglee (1961). (AIP)