Jaaved Jaafrey and Naved Jaafrey’s father, Jagdeep, a veteran comedian and actor who was popular for his portrayal of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay and many more films, breathed his last on Wednesday. He was 81. As per the reports, the veteran actor had been suffering from age-related ailments. He passed away at 8:40 at his residence in the city. He was put to rest at Shia Kabristan in Mazgaon. Several family members and a few friends and colleagues from the industry attended the funeral. After the last rites, Jaaved along with brother, Naaved and son, Meezan addressed the media.
Jaaved thanked the media for their support and their love. He took the opportunity to thank countless fans and colleagues who had reached out to the family in this sad time wishing them. He apologized to them for not being able to reply but asked them to pray for his father. “My father entertained you all for 70 long years, please do pray for him,” he said.
Meanwhile, a couple of hours ago, Meezan shared a cute picture of the late veteran actor. It is a childhood picture of Meezan with his grandfather. He could be seen giving him a peck on his cheeks. He posted a heart emoticon. Condolences started pouring in on the post soon after.
Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan who played the role of Jai in Sholay paid a heartfelt tribute to the actor. He wrote a blog paying his respecting and expressing his grief saying, “Last night we lost another gem. Jagdeep, the actor of exceptional comedic repertoire, passed away. He had crafted a unique individual style of his own.. and I had the honour of working with him in several films.. the more prominent ones in the eyes of the audience being Sholay and Shahenshah.”
Rest in peace, Jagdeep sir.