Veteran actor Jagdeep passed away on Wednesday, following age-related health problems. He was 81.
Jagdeep, whose original name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, started his cinema journey as child artist in director BR Chopra’s 1951 film Afsana.
Several Bollywood celebrities pay their last respect to actor Jagdeep.
“Thank you #Jagdeep sahab for enriching our lives with laughter and happiness that will be cherished for a lifetime. Rest In peace Sir. Deepest Condolences to the family, friends and millions of his fans(just like me),” actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted.
“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 said in a tweet.
Vishal Dadlani wrote, “#Jagdeep Sa’ab is forever. I was 2 when I first saw #Sholay and even at that age his character left an unforgettable impression. Love and strength to the entire family, especially my brothers @jaavedjaaferi @NavedJafri_BOO @MeezaanJ.”
Anil Kapoor took to Twitter and wrote, “Jagdeep Saab was one of the greatest actors of India…I was his huge fan & was lucky enough to have worked with him in Ek Baar Kaho & many more films…he was always extremely supportive & encouraging…sending my heartfelt condolences & prayers to my friend Javed & family.”
Manoj Bajpayee pays tribute to Jagdeep. “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!!!,” he tweeted.
Johny Lever wrote, “My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film #yehrishtanatoote with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you…May his soul rest in peace. Our prayers & deepest condolences to the family.”
Jagdeep will always remember for playing Soorma Bhopali in the film Sholay.