Veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor (21 October 1931– 14 August 2011) has died in the western Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) at the age of 79. He had been suffering for some time from kidney disease and had been admitted to hospital last week.
He was given the name Shamsher Raj Kapoor at his birth. He belonged to a famous family of filmmakers and actors and prominent lead actor in Hindi cinema during the late 1950s and 1960s.
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, Professor, China Town, Rajkumar, Kashmir Ki Kali, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, and An Evening in Paris. 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.
Twitter users and Bollywood actors are paying last tribute to him on Twitter.