Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali Jagdeep Jaffrey: Syed Jawaher Ali Jaffry Also known as Jagdeep Jaffrey is known for his comic roles. Besides Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali, he is known for films such as Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Munna, Aar Paar and Do Bigha Zamin as the child actor. Jagdeep died at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on July 8.
Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali Jagdeep Jaffrey Dies at 81
- Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep Jaffrey, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in “Sholay”, died on Wednesday at his residence.
- He Dies at 81. The actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well. “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 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.
Now, several Bollywood celebrities are taking to social media to pay their last respect to the veteran actor Jagdeep.