Comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81

Chandigarh, July 8

Veteran actor and comic Jagdeep, recognized for his position as “Soorma Bhopali” in blockbuster “Sholay”, handed away on Wednesday. He was 81. The information of his demise was confirmed by his son, actor Jaaved Jaaferi. The final rites will likely be carried out in Mumbai on Thursday.

Born as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, he acted in over 400 movies. He began his profession as a baby artiste with BR Chopra’s 1951 movie “Afsana”. He was felicitated with the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema” at IIFA-2019.

Celebs took to social media to pay their tributes to the actor. “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,” wrote Ajay Devgn.

“Rest in peace Jagdeep sahab. Thank you for all the memories that I have watching your films in my childhood. You will be missed by us all. Condolences to the family,” posted Manoj Bajpayee. —TNS

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