Guwahati: Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep (born as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri on 29 March 1939) dies at the age of 81. An official statement from the family is still awaited.
Popular for playing ‘Soorma Bhopali’ in Sholay, Jagdeep appeared in more than 400 films. He appeared in films like Purana Mandir (1984), Salman Khan’s dad in Andaz Apna Apna (1994), and directed a movie Soorma Bhopali with this character as the protagonist.
Along with Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi and Television Producer/Director Naved Jafri, Jagdeep has one more daughter (Muskaan Jafri) from his second wife Nazima.
As soon as the news broke in, many prominent faces from the film industry mourned the demise of one of the most loved veteran actors in Bollywood, and also offered condolences to the family members.