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Legendary Bollywood Actor Shammi Kapoor Passes Away

By Mainak Banerjee
Posted Aug 14, 2011 in Entertainment
Legendary Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor passes away this morning in Mumbai, undoubtedly a great loss for Bollywood, and also for the entire nation. He, who became the face of Bollywood in the late1960s with his outstanding genius, and versatility took his last breath here at 5:15 a.m. in Mumbai, India.
He, who was awarded with the prestigious Living Legend Award for his contribution to Indian cinema, was at his seventy-fifth summer, and was on dialysis for the last few years.
Shammi Kapoor, who was hailed as one of the ingenious actors that Indian cinema has ever created, and was often compared to Elvis Presley due to his looks and vigor, left the the world this morning due to chronic renal failure.
Shammi Kapoor made his first debut in Bollywood in the year 1953 with the film Jeevan Jyoti, and later delivered all time hits like Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Dil Deke Dekho, Junglee, Dil Tera Diwana, Professor, China Town, Rajkumar, Kashmir Ki Kali, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, An Evening in Paris, Bramhachari, and Andaz and Vidhaata.
In the year 1961, he first came into the limelight because of the super-hit "Junglee", and in 1968 received the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his awesome acting in Brahmachari and later Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata in 1982.

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