Legendary lead actor in Hindi cinema during late 1950s and 1960s, Shammi Kapoor passed away today at 5.15 am (Mumbai time). He was suffering from Renal Chronic failure and was admitted at Breach Candy Hospital, where he breathed his last. Born on October 21, 1931 in a Punjabi Khatri family, he was an Indian film actor and director.
An amazing actor, he debuted in Bollywood in 1953 with the film Jeevan Jyoti, and went on to deliver hits like Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Dil Deke Dekho, Junglee, Dil Tera Diwana, Professor,China Town, Rajkumar, Kashmir Ki Kali, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, An Evening in Paris, Bramhachari, Andaz and Vidhaata. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his performance in Brahmachari and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata in 1982.
The veteran, whose condition had been complicated by low blood pressure and an infection, was being monitored closely by a team of specialists at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). Urban Asian would like to send out prayers for his family. He will be missed dearly!