Veteran actor Jagdeep Sahab (Original name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri) passed away. He was 81.
Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in B. R. Chopra’s Afsana, then went on to do films as a child artist in films like 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 various accolades and high praise for his roles. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has gifted his personal staff to Jagdeep for his stellar performance in Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke
The legendary actor was known for his comic roles who has appeared in more than 400 films. The role of Surma Bhopali in bollywood movie Sholay will always be remembered as a remarkable work in film industry.
He is the fifth bollywood icon to have died in under 3 months after Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput and Saroj Khan