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PM condoles death of Shammi Kapoor

delhi Updated: Aug 14, 2011 15:30 IST

Condoling the death of veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he was an accomplished actor who entertained millions of fans.

"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-year-old Kapoor, reportedly, 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.