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Shammi Kapoor : The actor, who brought sunshine to dark reel

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Shammi Kapoor : The actor, who brought sunshine to dark reel

By Raajkumar Keswani

 

The most happy face of Indian screen, Shammi Kapoor, is gone. He breathed his last in Mumbai on Sunday 5.15 AM, bringing to an end the era of sparkling energy in Bollywood.

Shammi Kapoor, only one in his own class and style, was admitted to Breach Candy hospital last Sunday and had to be put on a ventilator after his condition deteriorated. His low blood pressure compounded by an infection has been bothering the team of doctors attending on him in the ICU. He has also been suffering from chronic renal failure for past several years and had to undergo dialysis thrice every week.

With all these physical problems, Shammi kapoor’s undying ‘Yahoo’ spirit never did desert him till his last breath. I am not aware of his exactly last moments, but he was very much interacting with his family till I checked on Friday evening.

My generation of 50s and 60’s has grown on Shammi Kapoor movies. His acting was a rare combination of Sunrise energy and unbounded spirit of youth. His physical movements were a language in itself , which every young man of that age wanted to speak.

To say, he was inimitable, is oft repeated sentence for Shammiji. But that did not deter the likes of Joy Mukherji,Biswajeet and many more and even flourish on that. No matter, how poor they looked in their attempts.

On one occasion, in an interview, inresponse to a question on what he would like to be if was born again, he said  -  ‘Shammi Kapoor, who is a better actor. Who is more disciplined and who makes lesser mistakes in life.’

Amen.

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  1. The evergreen hero will always remain in our memory with his famous Yahoo .
    May his soul be as energetic in heaven as was during his lifetime.

  2. rafatalam says:

    या हू चाहे कोई मुझे जंगली कहे ..जंगली नहीं ,एक और बहुत सुसंस्कृत इंसान ने दुनिया को विदा कहा .दुःख की बात है पर सच है. मालिक उनके सभी चाहने वालों और उनके परिवार को सब्र दे और दिवागत की आत्मा को शांति .आमीन

  3. One of the most loveble and charming Profesor, who was Jungly, Janwar, Badtameez and Pagla kahin ka… but always leaves in the heart of his fans. Just because he is a Prince and Rajkumar. Its very bad to know that he is gone…

  4. Actor of my fathers time.I used to see my father talking about shammi kapoor in comparison with todays genration new comers.The originality of the then actor reveals the fact of his inner talent.

    We lost Shammi Kapoor,but the latter will not forget him.
    Actor of the Century.May his soul rest in peace.

  5. er.a.r. meghwanshi says:

    EK URJAWAN SITARA ASHT HOGAYA. PAR USNE JO ROSHANI BHIKHERI,JO CHAMAK US WQAT KE YUVAO KE LIYE BHIKHERI THI WAH AAJ BHI CHAMAK RAHI HAI ……AAJ YUVA BHI YAHOOO…..YA BADAN PE SITARE LAPETI HUWE….. GATA HAI.

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