Veteran actor Jagdeep, famously known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in Sholay, has passed away at the age of 81. The news was confirmed late night on July 8. Bollywood celebrities are paying tribute to the actor.
Jagdeep began his career in films as a child artist extra in B. R. Chopra’s Afsana. He, then, starred in many films Ab Dilli Door Nahin, K. A. Abbas’s Munna, Guru Dutt’s Aar Paar, Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin and AVM’s Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke. After Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke, he received tremendous praise for his performance.
He played Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975), Machchar in Purana Mandir (1984), Salman Khan’s father in Andaz Apna Apna (1994).
Jagdeep was survived by Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi and Television Producer/Director Naved Jafri, his daughter Muskaan Jafri from his second wife Nazima.
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
Condolences @jaavedjaaferi and to the entire family. He will always be cherished and remembered with a broad smile. I hope people get to see a film called Muskurahat by Priyadarshan sir to witness his brilliance. It is one of my favorite Jagdeep saahab performances. https://t.co/1vU1f3Clzl
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 8, 2020
Sad to hear demise of the Veteran Actor Jagdeep Sir who entertained us for 7 Decades. My heartfelt condolences to Javed, Naved and the entire Jafri Family & Admirers .RIP ???? pic.twitter.com/vnfWEqNDGi
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 8, 2020
Rest in peace Jagdeep sahab !! ????Thank you for all the memories that I have watching your films and performances in my childhood!! You will be missed by us all!! Condolences to the family!!!????????
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) July 8, 2020