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Indian actor Jagdeep, Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali passes away

He was 81 years old

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 8, 2020 | Last Updated: 7 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 8, 2020 | Last Updated: 7 months ago
Indian actor Jagdeep, Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali passes away

A still of Jagdeep as Soorma Bhopali from film Sholay

Veteran Bollywood actor and comedian Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, better known as his stage name Jagdeep, has passed away at 81, Indian media reported Wednesday night.

He is known for his work in films such as Sholay, Andaz Apna Apna and Purana Mandir. He has worked in over 400 films.

Jagdeep is the father of actor Javed Jafferi and television host Naved Jafferi.

The Hindustan Times reported that a close friend of the family said Jagdeep passed away at 8:30 pm at his residence in Bandra. “He was not keeping well due to age related issues,” the publication reported producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, as saying.

Condolences have started pouring in from the Bollywood industry.

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  1. Jahangir Khan  July 10, 2020 4:28 pm/ Reply

    Ek acchi kitab hamesha ke liye band ho gayi

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