Veteran actor Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, better known as Jagdeep, passed away at 81 in Mumbai.
Veteran actor and Bollywood’s favourite comedian Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, better known by his stage name, Jagdeep, breathed his last today in Mumbai. He was 81.
Jagdeep passed away at his residence at 8:40 pm on July 8 due to age-related issues.
Jagdeep had been a part of several big Bollywood films through the 70s and the 80s and even through the 90s. He was known for his impeccable comic timing and electric screen presence.
He played the role of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975) and then bagged a film of the same name, Soorma Bhopali in 1988. Apart from that, he was seen in films like Andaz Apna Apna, Brahmachari, Naagin, to name a few.