Veteran actress Shammi passed away at the age of 89 after a prolonged illness.  She has lately been a part of television series such as Dekh Bhai Dekh, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati, Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh and Filmi Chakkar. She had also acted in a number of movies.

She breathed her last at her Juhu Circle home.Her funeral shall be performed at the Oshiwara cemetery later in the day.

Amitabh Bachchan shared the news on his Twitter handle on Tuesday morning and was deeply saddened as he wrote, “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.”

Celebrity designer Sandeep Khosla too shared a photo of the late actor and captioned it as, “wewillmissyou #you #will #always #remain #special #to #us #RIP #ShammiAunty #1929-2018 #loveyou #abujanisandeepkhosla #bestfriend #guide #family.”

She had acted in movies, including Half Ticket, Ishaara, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Preet Na Jane Reet, Aamne – Saamne, Upkar, Ittefaq and many others. Shammi was Karisma Kapoor’s grandma in Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Saath Saath Hain. Shammi’s last silver screen film was Farah Khan and Boman Irani-starrer Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.