Shammi Kapoor's ashes immersed in Jhelum

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Old 03-Sep-2011
Shammi Kapoor's ashes immersed in Jhelum

The ashes of late Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor, who passed away on August 14 at the age of 79, were immersed in the river Jhelum in Jammu and Kashmir today. The B-Town star's family members said that the actor had a special affinity for the picturesque northern state, where some of his hit movies were shot.

Talking to PTI, Shammi Kapoor's son Aditya Raj Kapoor said, "We have immersed his ashes in the river Jhelum that flows in Pakistan also. He romanced with Kashmir. We also went to Srinagar's Dal lake in a shikara (wooden boat) considering the love of the legend for it. We also planted a sapling at Lalit Hotel in Kashmir as my father used to stay there whenever he was in Kashmir."

However, Shammi Kapoor's family members like his daughter Kanchan, Adtiya's wife Preeti were present on the occasion. Some of his close friends from the film industry like Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and a few others, who also made to the family ritual.

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