Legendary actor and comedian, Jagdeep breathed his last on Wednesday, 8 July. He died at the age of 81.
Jagdeep was known for his roles in several iconic films like Gora Aur Kala, Agent Vinod, Qurbani, Shahenshah, Andaz Apna Apna and China Gate. He was hugely popular for his role as Soorma Bhopali in the film Sholay.
Born in Punjab’s Amritsar as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, he started his career in the film industry as a child artist in 1951 and got his first job in BR Chopra’s film Afsana. He acted in more than 400 films. Jagdeep was last seen in film Galli Galli Chor Hai, in 2012.
His two sons, actor Jaaved Jaaferi and producer/director Naved Jafri are also part of Bollywood fraternity.
Many including Ajay Devgn and Hansal Mehta took to Twitter to express their grief and send condolences to his family.
Heard the sad news of Jagdeep Saab’s demise. Always enjoyed watching him on screen. He brought so much joy to the audience. My deepest condolences to Jaaved and all members of the family. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s soul— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 8, 2020
Condolences @jaavedjaaferi and to the entire family. He will always be cherished and remembered with a broad smile. I hope people get to see a film called Muskurahat by Priyadarshan sir to witness his brilliance. It is one of my favorite Jagdeep saahab performances. https://t.co/1vU1f3Clzl— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 8, 2020
Jagdeep Sahab was a true acting genius. He worked in more than 400 films. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has gifted his personal staff to Jagdeep for his stellar performance in Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke. #RIP #Jagdeep #SoormaBhopali pic.twitter.com/1khofcYOmt— ईशान (@iameshansharma_) July 8, 2020
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