Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

Updated: Nov 24, 2019, 11:52 | Pratiksha Mestry
  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Veteran actress Shaukat Kaifi, the wife of renowned Late Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and mother of actress Shabana Azmi, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019. Her last rites were performed in Mumbai on Saturday. All pictures/Yogen Shah and Pallav Paliwal

    In picture: Rekha arrived at Shaukat Kaifi's residence for paying condolences to the family.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Shaukat Kaifi was 93 and suffering from old age-related ailments. She was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai hospital but was reportedly discharged a couple of days ago.

    In picture: Amitabh Bachchan was also snapped at the residence where last rites were performed by the family.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    The late prominent theatre and film personality Shaukat Kaifi is survived by daughter Shabana Azmi and son Baba Azmi, who is a prominent cinematographer in Hindi films.

    In picture: Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar were also present at the funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Urmila Matondkar, producer Boney Kapoor, actor-director Satish Kaushik, and designer Manish Malhotra were among others who paid their respect.

    In picture: Shabana Azmi, Baba Azmi with Tanvi Azmi at the funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Family and friends bid a tearful adieu to veteran actor and Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi as she was laid to rest at a cemetery in suburban Mumbai on Saturday evening.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Shaukat Kaifi, who was in her early 90s, passed away on Friday evening due to cardiac arrest. She was buried at the Sunni Kabristan in Versova suburbs at 4:30 pm, three rows away from her husband Kaifi Azmi, a famous Urdu poet and film lyricist.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Shaukat Kaifi was known for her work in Hindi films such as Umrao Jaan, starring Rekha, Garam Hawa, Salaam Bombay! and Heer Ranjha, among others.

     

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Shaukat Kaifi was last seen in the 2002 romantic drama Saathiya. On November 26, a meeting will be called to celebrate the life of Shaukat Kaifi.

    In picture: Anil Kapoor also attended the funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Born in Hyderabad, she married late Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi at a very early age. Shaukat Kaifi along with her husband was among the prominent names in the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).

    In picture: Sunita Kapoor also offered condolences with husband Anil Kapoor to the family.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Remembered as one of the leading actors in the industry, Shaukat Kaifi has played unforgettable parts in over a dozen films one of which have been nominated for the prestigious Academy Award.

    In picture: Boney Kapoor also attended the last rites of Shaukat Azmi at her residence.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    The 1981 release directed by Muzaffar Ali starring Rekha, Umrao Jaan saw Shaukat Kaifi essaying the role of Khanum Jaan, the madam of a brothel in Lucknow, where Amiran (Rekha) is sold.

    In picture: Sanjay Kapoor attended Shaukat Kaifi's funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    "RIP #shaukatazmi a life so very well lived and loved. Consider myself lucky to have spent some precious time with her. My deepest condolences to Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Baba Azmi and Tanve Azmi," Urmila Matondkar tweeted sharing her grief towards the family.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Shaukat Kaifi also starred in the National Award-winning film co-written by husband Kaifi Azmi with Shama Zaidi.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Tabu, who is the granddaughter of late Shaukat Kaifi, expressed condolence, as did model-actress Saiyami Kher (who is Shabana Azmi's niece).

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Speaking of Shaukat Kaifi's work, The MS Sathyu directorial Garam Hawa had noted actor Balraj Sahni leading as Salim, and Shaukat playing the role of Jamila, Salim's wife. It depicted the struggles of a North Indian Muslim family post-partition in 1947.

    In picture: Rishi Kapoor also attended the funeral hosted in the city.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    "Meri badi pyaari.. RIP #shaukat aapa you l live in our hearts always..," tweeted actor Divya Dutta.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    The Mira Nair directorial Salaam Bombay was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category and also won a National Award for the Best Feature Film in Hindi.

    In picture: Honey Irani was also clicked at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Centred on the everyday struggles of children dwelling in Mumbai's slum, the late actor starred as Gangu Bai, the madam of a brothel in Salaam Bombay!

    In picture: Aditi Rao Hydari paid condolences to the family with her presence at the funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Based on the popular legend of two lovers, the Chetan Anand directorial also had Shaukat in a pivotal role along with a host of other actors in Heer Ranjha.

    In picture: Swara Bhasker was also clicked at the funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    The 1974 drama featured Shaukat as the lead Raman Khanna's mother - Parvati S. Chandra. Meanwhile, her daughter Shabana also starred in the film as her daughter-in-law Asha Premchand. Faslah is directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas.

    In picture: Rajeshwari Sachdeva also visited Kaifi family to offer her condolences to the family.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Ila Arun with daughter Ishita Arun at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Kiran Rao was also snapped performing the last rites at Shaukat Kaifi's residence.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Farah Naaz also reached at Shaukat Kaifi's residence in Mumbai to offer her condolences.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Prateik Babbar was also clicked offering his prayers to Shaukat Kaifi and family.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Nandita Da was also clicked attending the funeral in Kaifi residence.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Neelima Azeem was also among a few Bollywood celebrities who attended Shaukat Kaifi's funeral.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    As Shaukat Kaifi's last rites were performed at her Mumbai residence, actor Pawan Malhotra was also a part of the last rites.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Naseeruddin Shah paid his respect by attending the funeral in Mumbai.

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  • Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar at Shaukat Kaifi's funeral

    Sudhir Mishra also paid his last respect to Shaukat Kaifi by attending the funeral.

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Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Nadira Babbar, Prateik Babbar, Swara Bhasker, Aditi Rao Hydari, Honey Irani, Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Ila Arun, Nandita Das, Naseeruddin Shah, Neelima Azim, Pawan Malhotra, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Sudhir Mishra, Sunita Kapoor, Tabu and Urmila Matondkar attended Shaukat Kaifi's funeral in Mumbai. We have pictures