Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep passes away at the age of 81

Jagdeep appeared in around 400 films but it is his role as Soorma Bhopali in 1975 film “Sholay” that is etched in audiences” minds even today.

Written by July 8, 2020 23:09

New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep (original name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri) passes away at the age of 81.

“He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age related issues,” producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, told PTI.

Jagdeep appeared in around 400 films but it is his role as Soorma Bhopali in 1975 film “Sholay” that is etched in audiences” minds even today.

He also played memorable roles in “Purana Mandir” and in “Andaz Apna Apna” as Salman Khan”s father.

Better known by his stage name Jagdeep, the actor also directed the movie “Soorma Bhopali” with his character as the protagonist.

He is survived by two sons – Javed and Naved.