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emclub
14th August 2011, 11:46
Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, hailed as 'Elvis Presley of India' and whose famous yell 'Yahoo' signified the arrival of a rebel star against the reigning trio of his time Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar, passed away in Mumbai Sunday morning due to chronic renal failure. The


79-year-old legend, who was often compared to Elvis Presley due to his looks, was in the ICU of Breach Candy Hospital and breathed his last on Sunday morning, family sources said.
The funeral will take place Monday, they informed.

Kapoor is survived by his wife Neeladevi, son Aditya Raj, daughter Kachan Desai.

For the last few years, he was undergoing dialysis for three days a week.

Born Shamsher Raj Kapoor on October 21, 1931, Kapoor was the middle son of veteran theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor and younger brother of showman Raj. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Shammi-Kapoor-the-rebel-star-no-more/Article1-733152.aspx

chaiwala
14th August 2011, 11:50
Has been in bad health for a few years now. Legendary actor. RIP.

Justcrazy
14th August 2011, 11:54
I am surprised, I see here first.

Fireworks11
14th August 2011, 12:09
Rip.

kingusama92
14th August 2011, 12:16
RIP.

Saw him play a few little roles in recent years.

Haven't seen any of his movies when he was a proper hero.

Phool
14th August 2011, 13:24
Heard his name for the first time. :)

akamaka
14th August 2011, 14:40
Great Actor, RIP.

Runner Up
14th August 2011, 15:38
RIP. Loved his movies' songs.

Thread title looks bit harsh though. Why not change it as "Shammi Kapoor passes away at the age of 79" ?

Gabbar Singh
14th August 2011, 15:57
RIP
http://drop.ndtv.com/albums/ENTERTAINMENT/shammikapoor/1.jpg
http://drop.ndtv.com/albums/ENTERTAINMENT/shammikapoor/9.jpg
http://drop.ndtv.com/albums/ENTERTAINMENT/shammikapoor/22.jpg

W63L35
14th August 2011, 16:26
Legend...... RIP!

IgnitedMind
14th August 2011, 16:57
Rest in Peace

Zaz
14th August 2011, 18:30
Sad news, top actor he was n a great personality

Zaz
14th August 2011, 18:35
Heard his name for the first time. :)

One of the top Indian actors of the 60s He is the Brother of Indian actors raj kapoor and shashi kapoor, uncle of rishi kapoor, and randhir kapoor (karisma and kareena kapoors father)

USIND
14th August 2011, 18:35
Sorry to hear that.He was such a lively actor.RIP.

umerz
14th August 2011, 21:28
RIP. His songs were sung by Rafi and what a combo. Such great songs

Rana
14th August 2011, 21:41
Great man, entertainer!

Radiance Of Australis
14th August 2011, 22:27
RIP. Loved his movies' songs.

Thread title looks bit harsh though. Why not change it as "Shammi Kapoor passes away at the age of 79" ?

You think that's harsh, in my local newspaper it was written as 'Elvis Presley of India dies at 79'. No name or any means of identification in the headline whatsoever. I've never heard of Shammi Kapoor before, but I think it's very disrespectful to write like that.

Sir_Afridi
14th August 2011, 23:43
R.I.P....Never heard of him? Was he a good actor??

emclub
15th August 2011, 00:17
RIP. Loved his movies' songs.

Thread title looks bit harsh though. Why not change it as "Shammi Kapoor passes away at the age of 79" ?

sorry dude, should have thought through.....

Runner Up
15th August 2011, 00:19
sorry dude, should have thought through.....
It's ok buddy. Mods can still fix it :)

AZ
15th August 2011, 01:17
Many people may not know this, he was one of the first people in the entire Subcontinent to use the Internet!

RIP, sir.

spiron
15th August 2011, 01:20
Top Entertainer.
His brand of comedy was always unique and is a standard in itself.

R.I.P Kapoor Sahab.

Hamza78
15th August 2011, 01:22
Great actor RIP

Prince_Pathan
15th August 2011, 01:25
rest in peace

great actor

Looney
15th August 2011, 02:17
i heard that last night , really sad . what a legendary actor and personality . i saw a few of his vlogs on youtube , the email from Pakistan one was touching . he had so much to tell and we had so much to learn from . hope he rests in peace .

ShahidAfridi_rulez
15th August 2011, 02:17
R.i.p

Theo_14
15th August 2011, 02:23
R.I.P....Never heard of him? Was he a good actor??

I've never seen him, although I've seem glimpses of his classical Bollywood films.

He was a true legend, infact his fans during his prime days literally worshipped him, according to his fan page on facebook.

RIP.

Looney
15th August 2011, 02:24
Has been in bad health for a few years now. Legendary actor. RIP.

I loved his positive attitude towards life . I actually thought Shashi Kapoor , whose health looks much worse , would leave us .

emclub
15th August 2011, 02:36
I loved his positive attitude towards life . I actually thought Shashi Kapoor , whose health looks much worse , would leave us .

that would be a tragedy for me he was my fav kapoor (shashi)

Theo_14
15th August 2011, 02:46
RIP. Loved his movies' songs.

Thread title looks bit harsh though. Why not change it as "Shammi Kapoor passes away at the age of 79" ?

Done.

Also... Were there any recent films of him that proved to be succesful?

Here are Mr. Kapoor's recent achievements...


http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/180/kapoor.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/kapoor.png/)


Brilliant. :14:

Runner Up
15th August 2011, 02:51
Done.

Also... Were there any recent films of him that proved to be succesful?

Here are Mr. Kapoor's recent achievements...


http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/180/kapoor.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/kapoor.png/)


Brilliant. :14:
Thanks and I think there is no recent film of him. I think he left acting long time ago.

Looney
15th August 2011, 02:55
Aray thi na , woh jis main Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ne gaaya tha


edit - yes this film but even this was a long time ago . aishwarya was so beautiful back then :heart:

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Runner Up
15th August 2011, 03:00
Yes it wasn't a recent movie. Also one movie I liked was "Hero" wherein he was a father of Heroine. A famous Reshman Song "Lambi Judai"

Tapori
15th August 2011, 04:36
Legend.

The Kapoors were and are an incredibly talented Family.

Phool
15th August 2011, 19:41
One of the top Indian actors of the 60s He is the Brother of Indian actors raj kapoor and shashi kapoor, uncle of rishi kapoor, and randhir kapoor (karisma and kareena kapoors father)
Thanks for the info. :)

jeetu
16th August 2011, 21:12
His father "Prithvi Raj Kapoor" was very famous movie star. Acting was in his genes. A true trendsetter.

Vegitto1
17th August 2011, 06:31
RIP. A fine actor.

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song in memory of two great contributors in their respective fields

Amoeba
18th August 2011, 10:15
Grew up on his movies as my parents were big fans. Similarly my children now love Junglee!
Great looking guy but got fat far too quickly bringing an end to his movie career.