Shammi Kapoor’s last journey
The last rites of legendary actor Shammi Kapoor took place at Ban Ganga crematorium in South Mumbai at 11 am on Monday.The entire film industry turned up to pay their last respects to the actor, who succumbed to renal failure on Sunday.Shammi Kapoor’s nephew Rajeev Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan helped carry the great icon on their shoulders.Bachchan seemed visibly upset, and lent a lot of support to the Kapoor family.Shammi Kapoor’s grandson led the funeral procession.
After the funeral, Amitabh tweeted: ‘Last rites this morning at Baan Ganga for Shammi ji… The end of another era .. Another soul that enriched our lives. Gone ! Enveloped by flames, reduced to ashes into his abode in Heaven .. Shammi Kapoor ! Bhagwaan aapki atma ko shanti dein !!’
On Sunday, the world woke up to the news that Shammi Kapoor passed away at 5:15 am due to kidney failure. The film fraternity changed their Sunday plans, and landed up at the late actor’s home in Malabar Hill, South Mumbai, to pay their last respects.