Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey popularly known as Jagdeep was an Indian actor and comedian. He is popularly known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in the cult classic movie Sholay. The character became very popular and a spin-off movie was made with Soorma as the central character. The actor debuted as a hero in the movie called Bhabhi. However, even after a few films as a hero, he gained recognition as a comedian after his role in Brahmachari. He acted in approximately 400 movies spread across a career of more than 60 years. He is the father of popular comedian and actor Javed Jaffrey who is known for his comedy and for being part of Takeshi’s Castle and Boogie Woogie.
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey a.k.a. Jagdeep Passes Away
On 8 July 2020, the actor passed away. He was already having health issues due to his old age and that is the reason for his death as well. He dies at the age of 81. Filmmaker Mehmood Ali was very close to his family. He notified the media about his death. Mehmood said, “He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age-related issues,”
Actors Mourn Death Of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn wrote a very heartfelt post on the death of the actor. He 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.” Actor Anil Kapoor was among the first actors to condemn the death of Jagdeep. He said, “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…”
Personal Life Of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey
The wife and six children of Jagdeep survive him. His children include actor Javed Jaffrey and TV personality Naved Jaffrey. He was first married to Naseem Begum. After divorcing her, he married for a second time to Sughra Begum. The marriage ended in divorce. His third and last marriage was to Nazima.