"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.