Most of us know him as ‘Soorma Bhopali’ from the 1975 film ‘Sholay’. Veteran actor and comedian Jagdeep alias Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, who entertained people with his impactful performances in more than 400 films, breathed his last today in Mumbai, reports Republic TV.
Producer Mehmood Ali, said in a statement, “He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age-related issues,” reported Economic Times.
The actor who performed in movies like ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ is survived by two sons, actor Javed Jaaferi and film-maker Naved Jaaferi.
Several B-town celebs mourned the passing away of the legendary actor.
Jagdeep saheb had first appeared on the screen as a winsome child Artiste in films like Do bigha Zameen . As a young man he played highly emotional n dramatic roles in films like Bhabi , patang . Comedy was his second successful inning . Great talent , underused . Good bye sir .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) July 9, 2020
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
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 8, 2020
My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film #yehrishtanatoote with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you…May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏽 Our prayers & deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/uhBjYSZdVe
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) July 8, 2020
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) July 9, 2020
RIP Jagdeep Sahab … Remember shooting with you during Life Partner and cracking up with laughter all through the scene.. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have got that chance to work with you..
All my condolences to the family
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) July 8, 2020
Thank you #Jagdeep sahab for enriching our lives with laughter and happiness that will be cherished for a lifetime. Rest In peace Sir. Deepest Condolences to the family, friends and millions of his fans(just like me). pic.twitter.com/jyrKFHq9Hw
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 9, 2020
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) July 9, 2020
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) July 8, 2020
RIP veteran actor #Jagdeep sahab… An integral part of #Hindi movies for several decades… Enacted the role of #SoormaBhopali in the iconic film #Sholay and later, directed a film titled #SoormaBhopali… Heartfelt condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/f2R0zOQtsh
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 8, 2020
My condolences to @NavedJafri_BOO #javedjaffari bhai for the demise of your father Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri ji who was known as #Jagdeep ji. May Allah bless his soul. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioun. pic.twitter.com/3Vd3tBbH87
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 8, 2020
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) July 8, 2020
I remember my father telling me that he watched the movie ‘Sholay’ multiple times in the theatres just to see Jagdeep spread his magic on the big screen.
His passing away is an irreparable loss to the Indian film industry. May his soul rest in peace.