Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep, known for his work in films such as Sholay, Andaz Apna Apna and Purana Mandir, has died. He was 81. Father of actor Javed Jafferi and television host Naved, the actor worked in over 400 films. Bollywood fraternity mourned his death on social media.
A close friend of the family said the actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well. “He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age related issues,” producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, told PTI.
Sad news: Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, passed away today at his residence. He was 81 and apparently not keeping well. Jagdeep ji appeared in around 400 films & notable role as Soorma Bhopali in Sholay remains fresh in audience’s mind. #RIPJagdeep sahab 🙏🏼💔 pic.twitter.com/IPUn55b6gS
— Filme Shilmy (@FilmeShilmy) July 8, 2020