Legendary Bollywood heartthrob Shammi Kapoor, whose acting and dancing style heavily influenced modern-day Indian film stars, died on Sunday at 5.15 am aged 79.Shammi Kapoor was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on 7th August, 2011 suffering from chronic renal failure has to undergo dialysis at least thrice a week.He had been undergoing dialysis for the last six or seven years but developed complications.
He debuted in Bollywood with ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ in 1953 and ruled the silverscreen during the late 1950s and 1960s with his super-energetic performances. According to BBC, Shammi Kapoor was “one of the most popular actors of his generation, Kapoor starred in hits like Junglee, An Evening in Paris, Chinatown and Kashmir Ki Kali.
Shammi was married to actress Geeta Bali who he said was the love of his live. She died of small pox during the filming of Teesri Manzil.They have two children – a son Aditya, and a daughter Kanchan. He later married Neela.
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