Legendary actor Jagdeep breathes his last at 81 years


Legendary Bollywood actor Jagdeep left for the heavenly abode today. He was 81 years old. A veteran of many films with such iconic characters like Soorma Bhopali from Sholay, Salman Khan’s father in Andaz Apna Apna and several others, Jagdeep was a noted and acclaimed comedian.

Jagdeep’s original name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri and had started his film career as a child artist extra in BR Chopra's Afsana. He followed it up as a child artist in films like Ab Dilli Door Nahin, KA Abbas's Munna, Guru Dutt's Aar Paar, Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin and AVM's Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke.

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He was launched as a leading man by AVM in the films BhabhiBarkha and Bindaya, and went on to do a few more films as a leading man. However, he found his true calling and popularity as a comedian since the film Brahmachari. 

Jagdeep is survived by his sons Jaaved Jaaferi and Naved Jafri and grandson Meezaan Jaaferi. 

(Source: Twitter)