Shaukat Azmi Prayer Meet: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Rishi Kapoor and other Bollywood celebrities visit Shabana Azmi to offer their condolences


Veteran actress Shaukat Azmi, wife of renowned Late Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and mother of actress Shabana Azmi, passed away on Friday. Her last rites were performed in Mumbai today.  She was 93 and suffering from oldage-related ailments. She was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai hospital but was reportedly discharged a couple of days ago.

The late prominent theatre and film personality Shaukat Azmi is survived by daughter Shabana Azmi and son Baba Azmi, who is a prominent cinematographer in Hindi films. Bollywood celebrities started visiting her residence since Saturday morning to pay their last respect. Seen in attendance were Tabu, who is the grand daughter of late Shaukat Azmi, as did model-actress Saiyami Kher (who is Shabana Azmi's niece). Urmila Matondkar, producer Boney Kapoor, actor-director Satish Kaushik, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rekha, Urmila Matondkar, Prateik Babbar, Divya Dutta, Kiran Rao and several others. Farhan Akhtar too arrived with his GF Shibani Dandekar.

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(Source: Manav Manglani)