Politicos mourn Shammi Kapoor's demise

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Mumbai, Aug 14: Commenting on the death of veteran Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday, Aug 14 said that Indian film industry has lost an "iconic figure."

"With his death, the industry has lost an iconic figure," Chavan said.

Union Minister for Science and Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh said that Shammi was a "superstar" in their era and his loss is a big loss to the film fraternity. Read Shammi Kapoor's Career & Profile.

"Shammi Kapoor was a superstar of our era. His dance style was a rage in our times. He was a fatherly figure for film industry. This is a big loss to the film fraternity," Vilasrao Deshmukh said.

Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Sunday that it was a "sad day" for Bollywood.

79-year-old Shammi Kapoor died at 5:15am on Sunday. He was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital for chronic renal failure and succumbed to related illness.

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