Veteran actor and comedian Jagdeep passed away yesterday. He was 81. He died due to health-related issues. The actor was best known for his role of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay. Adnan Sami shared a video of his song Lift Karade and it featured Jagdeep. It has several funny moments of Jagdeep from his movies. He captioned the video, “Thank you Nishant Kankal for putting these moments together…Repost: “Heaven won’t have a dull moment. R.I.P Jagdeep Saab. Tatkal Quota”
Adnan had previously shared his thoughts on the actor. He wrote, “Oh Lord… I am so shattered by the news just now that our beloved legendary Jagdeep Sahib has passed away.
I have so many childhood memories of his genius whilst growing up. He was such an incredible actor with the most impeccable timing & unique comedic persona. He was an original!!
He was also such a loving man with fatherly warmth. I had the honour of working with him as well in ‘Lift Karade’ where he reprised his iconic character of ‘Soorma Bhopali’. I had tears in my eyes when I saw him do that. What love!!
Each role he did was unique & memorable and his presence always resonated on the big screen. He was forever smiling and encouraging.
My heartfelt & deepest condolences to the family which is very close to my heart…
Dearest Uncle, I will miss you & may Allah SWT bless you in the highest place in Jannat-ul-Firdaus.
“ALLAH AAP KI TAMANNA PURI KARAY”
Jagdeep is survived by sons Jaaved, Naved and grandson Meezaan. He died at his residence in Mumbai. Apart from Sholay, he was seen in many films like Andaz Apna Apna, Rishtey, Manna, Aar Paar, Do Bigha Zamin, Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke, A Dilli Door Nahin and more. May his soul rest in peace.