Veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor has died at the age of 79.
The versatile Indian actor was rushed to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on Friday (12Aug11) in critical condition, and died on Sunday (14Aug11) of kidney failure.
Famed for his lighthearted touch in movies, he made his Bollywood debut in 1954, and was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty, which included his successful actor brothers, Raj and Shashi, and their father Prithviraj Kapoor, a well-known theatre personality.
His notable screen credits include Junglee and Professor.
Kapoor is survived by his wife and two children.