Alive. One word that best described the man who passed away at 5 am on Sunday at Breach Candy Hospital, where he was admitted a week ago for renal failure.
Enjoying every bit of his life, even his illness, the second son of Prithviraj Kapoor never stopped living. And even in his death, the legend will surely live on.
The last rites will be held at 11 am on Monday at Banganga after his grandson Vishwapratapraj Kapoor comes back home from US.
Born in Bombay to a Pathan hailing from Peshawar, Shammi joined his father Prithvi Raj Kapoor on stage as a junior artiste in 1948 on a salary of Rs 50 per month. "I stayed with the theatre till 1952, my last paycheck being Rs 300," claimed the last Junglee of tinsel town.
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