Shammi Kapoor


MUMBAI, India (AP) — Versatile Indian actor Shammi Kapoor has died after a long career in Bollywood. He was 79.

His doctor Bhupendra Gandhi says Kapoor was admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital two days ago in critical condition. He was on dialysis and died Sunday of kidney failure.

Kapoor was hailed for his lighthearted roles in movies. He belonged to Bollywood's well-known Kapoor family.

His brothers Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor also were successful actors, and his father, Prithviraj Kapoor, was a well-known theater personality of the 1950s.

Shammi Kapoor made his debut in Bollywood in 1953 and acted in successful movies including "Junglee" and "Professor." He also appeared in "Brahmchari" and "Janwar."

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press

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we will always miss u shammi ji, may your soul rest in peace.

we will always miss u shammi ji, may your soul rest in peace.

Hello Shammi.Until yesterday, Ihave never been familiar with you OR your work.
As I was reading your obituary in The Times Magazine,your picture looked like a portrait of another 1950's icon Sal Mineo. Amazing. And I was just listening to your song YAHOO. I like it. 1960's pop flavor too. RIP Shammi.

This is a note I received from one who teaches English in Iraq:
"I also say,with a broken heart,that I have been deeply touched by the loss of a great movie-star,a great director,and a very admirable man,the late Shammi Kapoor,who passed away on August14th,2011?BNo words can express my sadness at the loss of the man who has given generations of people so much happiness.May he rest in Peace.Please accept my condolances on this occasion.
When I visited Chandigarah the Beautiful...

"Shammi Kapoor has been my favorite actor. I even met him at his residence on January 4, 1994. I have a personal autograph signed by him as one of my precious treasures. I am deeply sadden by his loss. God bless his soul!" Amol Nene

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

He was a great actor and a great soul. Our sincer condolences to Kapoor family. His smile and warm personality not only lite up the screen but many peoples life.

May the God of comfort and peace that excels all thought be your refuge and stronghold during this time of bereavement. Nahum 1:7

Our sincere condolences to the Kapoor family. May your memories bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. 2 Cor. 1:3,4