A PROMINENT star in 1950s and 1960s, fans called Kapoor the "Elvis Presley of India" for his frenetic and agile dancing in romantic hits such as 1957`s Tumsa Nahin Dekha (You`re One of a Kind) and 1959`s Dil Deke Dekho (Give Your Heart and See).

Adityaraj Kapoor, the actor’s son, performed the last rites at the cremation attended by Bollywood stars, friends and family.

Shammi Kapoor died of kidney failure, aged 79, early on Sunday (August 14).

One of the most popular stars of his generation, he starred in hits like Junglee, An Evening in Paris, Chinatown and Kashmir Ki Kali.

The actor belonged to the Indian film industry`s famous family of actors that included his father, Prithviraj and brothers Raj and Shashi Kapoor.

Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor were among those who attended the funeral, along with a host of filmmakers like Subhash Ghai and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The actor was also a keen internet buff and among the first Indians to have his own website. The site profiles his famous family, who have dominated Hindi-language cinema virtually since its inception.

The Indian media carried the news of Shammi Kapoor`s death prominently on their front pages on Monday(August 15).



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