Veteran actor Jagdeep, best known for his role in Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra starrer ‘Sholay’ as Soorma Bhopali has passed away. He was 81. The reason behind his demise is yet to be disclosed.

His real name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri and he is also the father of Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi and TV director Naved Jaffrey.

The actor had starred in films like ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’, K. A. Abbas’s ‘Munna’, Guru Dutt’s ‘Aar Paar’, Bimal Roy’s ‘Do Bigha Zamin’ and AVM’s ‘Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke’. He has worked in more than 400 films in his whole career.

Reportedly, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had gifted his personal staff to Jagdeep for his stellar performance in ‘Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke’.

On the work front, Jagdeep was last seen in ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’. starring Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse in the lead roles. Helmed by Rumi Jaffrey, the fim was released in February 2012.


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