Mumbai: Members of the Kapoor family and several Bollywood personalities paid their last respects to the legendary actor Shammi Kapoor, who passed away at his residence in Malabar Hill in south Mumbai.
The moment the news of the legendary actor passing away trickled in, family members and prominent personalities kept pouring at the residence.
The 79-year-old actor passed away due to kidney failure.
Family members including Shashi Kapoor, who came on wheel chair, Randhir Kapoor, Babita, Kareena Kapoor with beau Saif Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and wife Nitu, and Ranbir Kapoor among others.
Other personalities from B-town include Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao, Imran Khan with wife Avantika, Farhan Akhtar, veteran actor Anupam Kher, filmmaker Subhash Ghai, superstar Shahrukh Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Rani Mukherjee, Anil Kapoor, Tinu Anand, Kajol, Tanuja, Imtiaz Ali and Bobby Deol.
"I did not expect that he will leave us like this. More than the industry''s loss, this is my personal loss. I was very close to him. He was the representative of youth. His spirit was so young and youthful. He was an inspiration to the youth," Ghai told reporters.
NCP leader and PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal, former SP leader Amar Singh, industrialist Anil Ambani also paid their tribute to the actor.
"I am saddened by the demise of Shammi Kapoor. Even though he is no more with us, his work is something that cannot be forgotten," Bhujbal said.
"When I had met Amitabh Bachchan for the first time, I had asked him whether he knew Shammi uncle. He later introduced me to Shammi uncle at the same place 25 years back.
I am deeply grieved by his demise."
The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at Ban Ganga in Walkeshwar in south Mumbai.
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