Shammi Aunty leaves behind ‘huge void’ in Shekhar Suman’s life

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Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman, who featured with Shammi Aunty in the hit sitcom “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, says her sudden death has left a void in his life as she was the one who introduced him to Shashi Kapoor who then chose him for “Utsav”.

Nargis Rabadi, popularly known as “Shammi Aunty” in the industry, died late on Monday.

“Shammi Aunty passes away and leaves behind a huge void in my life. I don’t know what how and where my life would be without her. She is the one who introduced me to Shashi Kapoor who chose me to be the hero of his magnum opus ‘Utsav’. I never looked back after that. Goodbye Shammi aunty,” Shekhar tweeted.

“I remember Shammi aunty playing my mother-in-law in ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’. Oh we had so much fun. ‘Tere moonh me keede tere moonh mein dhool’. Love you. Will miss you forever,” he added.

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Shammi Aunty’s funeral took place at the Oshiwara cemetery, with celebrities like Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal, Boman Irani, Farah Khan, Annu Kapoor and Priya Dutt in attendance.

Even superstar Aamir Khan paid his condolences, saying: “Shammi Aunty’s passing away is a sad loss to the film industry and to her fans. My heartfelt condolences to her family and close friends. I have always been a fan of her work and will miss her exuberant presence.”

Shammi mostly featured in comic roles. She also starred in films like “Coolie No. 1”, “Mardon Wali Baat” and “Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi”.

–IANS

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