— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) March 6, 2018
Fondly addressed as ‘Shammi aunty’ by Bollywood celebrities, her real name is Nargis Rabadi. She started her film career with Malhar as a leading lady and later on moved to the comic genre.
She appeared in over 200 films that included ‘Coolie No 1’, ‘Hum’, ‘Gopi Kishan’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ over her long film career. She had also appeared in many popular television serials such as Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and last but not the least Dekh Bhai Dekh.
Designer Sandeep took to social media early Tuesday morning to make the announcement:
Her co-star in 1992's 'Khuda Gawah', Amitabh Bachchan praised her for her contribution to the Indian film industry.
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
Ex-member of Parliament and sister to Sanjay Dutt, Priya Dutt posted a throwback picture of 'Shammi aunty' along with her mother Nargis.
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
RIP Shammi aunty... your talent warmth and laughter is cherished!!! https://t.co/TK5XfCp5rb
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) March 6, 2018
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) March 6, 2018
I always loved Shammi. So vivacious and fun. And this song from Rangeen Raatein where Geeta Bali played a man. https://t.co/7whsHLe4kv
— Aditi Sen (@senaditi) March 6, 2018
— Movies N Memories (@BombayBasanti) March 6, 2018
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) March 6, 2018
She was last seen in Farah-Khan-Boman Irani's outing, 'Shirini Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' in 2013.