Veteran Bollywood actor, comedian Jagdeep passes away

Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey had gained immense popularity for his role of Soorma Bhopali in the popular Bollywood film 'Sholay'. 

Jul 9, 2020 12:07 IST
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Veteran Bollywood actor and comedian Jagdeep passed away on July 8, 2020. He was 81. His original name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey. He was the father of popular comedian Javed Jaffrey. 

The late actor had gained immense popularity for his role of Soorma Bhopali in the popular Bollywood film 'Sholay'. He had later directed the film 'Soorma Bhopali' with his character as the main lead. Jagdeep has in total appeared in over 400 films.

He had also played Salman Khan's father in the iconic Bollywood film 'Andaz Apna Apna' (1994). He had also played Machchar in Purana Mandir, a 1984 film. The actor reportedly passed away due to age related health issues.

Many leading personalities including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express their grief and pay their condolences on the sudden demise of the veteran actor.

About Jagdeep

•  Jagdeep had begun his film career as a child artist extra in B R Chopra's film Afsana. He then acted as a child artist in films like Guru Dutt's Aar Paar, Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin, Ab Dilli Door Nahin, AVM's Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke and K. A. Abbas's Munna. He received high praises for his roles.

•  Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru had gifted his personal staff to Jagdeep for his brilliant performance in Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke.

•  He acted as the main lead in films including Bharkha, Bindaya and Bhabhi. 

•  He established himself as a comedian after the film Brahmachari.

•  He has also appeared in many horror films, especially in films by Ramsay Brothers. He has also appeared in hit films like 3D Saamri and Purana Mandir.

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