PM condoles death of Shammi Kapoor

"I am sad to learn of Shammi Kapoor's demise. He was an accomplished actor who entertained millions and millions of fans in India and abroad. I share his family's grief," Singh said in a message.

79 years-old Kapoor was on dialysis for last few days and was admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Mumbai, where he breathed his last this morning.

The actor, who made his Bollywood debut in 1953 with the movie 'Jeevan Jyoti', carved out a niche for himself with his superhit film Junglee in 1961.He is survived by his wife Neela Devi, son Aditya Raj and daughter Kanchan Desai.

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