Veteran Bollywood Actor Jagdeep Passes Away At 81 In Mumbai

Producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, said that Jagdeep breathed his last at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra at the age of 81.

Veteran Bollywood actor and comedian Jagdeep (original name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey) passed away on Wednesday (July 8), at the age of 81. The late actor has appeared in more than 400 films, however, his role as Soorma Bhopali in the hit movie Sholay is one that he will always be remembered for The sudden demise of the actor has saddened Bollywood celebrities, with many taking to Twitter, to express their grief. Ajay Devgn wrote on Twitter how much he enjoyed watching him on screen and extended his deepest condolences to the family.

Film director Madhur Bhandarkar too expressed his sorrow over the news. “Sad to hear the demise of veteran actor Jagdeep Singh who entertained us for seven decades. My heartfelt condolences to Javed, Naved and the entire Jaffrey family and admirers. RIP,” he wrote. While Golmaal actor Tusshar Kapoor wrote, “RIP Jagdeep Saab! Millions of us grew up watching your brilliance on-screen! Thank you for the legacy, thank you for the laughs, too!”

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