Did You Know Shammi Kapoor Started Using The Internet Even Before It Came To India?

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Shamsher Raj Kapoor was one of the most prominent actors of the Hindi Cinema who was also a director. He is regarded as one of the best actors who was adaptable to any kind of new experiment. Shammi Kapoor was also among the best dancers we had in the Bollywood industry. He had the charisma within him to make the world dance with his dancing performances. Shammi Kapoor was Prithviraj Kapoor’s second son. Shashi Kapoor’s elder brother and Raj Kapoor’s younger brother. This is where the Kapoor’s clans roots are starting from – these three brothers who were unstoppable in the Bollywood industry.

A very few people know that Shamsher Raj Kapoor was a tech-savvy person. He was very much comfortable with the technology around him. The late actor started using ‘internet’ even before it had come to India. Shammi Kapoor used to love being up to date with all the all the technologies.

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According to a report in the IndiaTimes, the ‘Bramhachari’ actor was very much fluent with the use of ‘internet’ in the whole industry. Kapoor was also the Chairman and Founder of the Internet Users Community Of India. It is said that the ‘China Town’ actor had put in lots of efforts to set up an ‘Ethical Hackers Association’. Shammi Kapoor was the only person in the whole Kapoor family who used to manage the website of his family without anybody’s assistance. He also used to be in touch with his fans via the ‘internet’.

This is not just it the ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ actor was also a founder of many internet organizations.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Shammi Kapoor said, “I discovered the internet before you got internet in India. You got in 1995… VSNL. I took it up as a hobby. I am on apple and they gave us a website called eWorld. The British telecom gave us a line through VSNL was not available at that time (1994). That was an eye opener… something completely new. And by the time internet came to India, we were already first-marchers… already sab kuch dekh liya tha.”

Shammi Kapoor is the only actor we had who use to be the first one to try out new and different things along with the changing era. His last movie was director Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ along with his grand-nephew Ranbir Kapoor, who convinced him to work in this movie.

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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