These are such sad times that we are living in. Today, we lost yet another gem of an actor and a legendary comedian Jagdeep. He was born Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, but adopted a stage name Jagdeep and made his mark as a comedian in the Hindi Film industry. He was 81 when he breathed his last on Wednesday. The actor was known for his roles Soorma Bhopali in Sholay, Chandu alias James Bond in Agent Vinod, Macchar Singh in Purana Mandir, Bankelal Bhopali in Andaaz Apna Apna to name a few.
As per a report in IndiaToday, the actor passed away at his residence at 8:40 PM. The report further stated that he had some age-related ailments. However, the cause of his demise is yet unknown. The report also said that he would be laid to rest at Shia Kabristan in Mumbai tomorrow. An official statement is yet to be released by the actor’s family. He is survived by his sons Jaaved Jaafrey and Naved Jaafrey. He also has a daughter, Muskaan from his other marriage. His grandson, Meezaan made his Bollywood debut with Malaal last year.
Ajay Devgn took to his Twitter handle to mourn his loss. “Heard the sad news of Jagdeep Saab’s demise. Always enjoyed watching him on screen. He brought so much joy to the audience. My deepest condolences to Jaaved and all members of the family. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s,” the actor tweeted out.
Heard the sad news of Jagdeep Saab’s demise. Always enjoyed watching him on screen. He brought so much joy to the audience. My deepest condolences to Jaaved and all members of the family. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s soul?
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 8, 2020
Talking about the actor, in his career spanning about six decades he featured in some of the major films. His sheer comic timing and dialogue delivery would never fail to make people laugh. His presence itself had that natural comic flair that would get anyone smiling as soon as he graced the screen.
Rest in peace, Jagdeep. There can never be another Soorma Bhopali.