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Legendary Comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep took his last breath at the age of 81. Born on March 29, 1939, as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, Jagdeep acted in over 400 films and was widely known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in blockbuster ‘Sholay.’ Have a look at how Twitterati mourned the death of the legendary actor on social media.

Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’, died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81 year old.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’s father.

Better known by his stage name Jagdeep, the actor also directed the movie ‘Soorma Bhopali’ with his character as the protagonist.
Jagdeep played hero in five films, opposite heroines like Nanda (Bhabhi), Azra, Amita and Naaz. It was with Bhabhi that he gravitated towards comic roles. It was the character of Soorma Bhopali from Sholay which would become his most memorable. The actor would go on to direct the film Soorma Bhopali in 1988, in which Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Rekha had cameos. He also acted in a number of horror films made by the Ramsay Brothers. IIFA honoured him with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jagdeep was born in Datia a district in  Madhya Pradesh. His father’s name was  Syed Yawar Husain Jafri and his mother was Kaneez Hyder.He had three wife’s Naseem Begum, Sughra Begum and Nazima.From these three he had three sons Hussein Jaffry (From first wife), Javed Jaffrey (Actor, Dancer, Comedian; from second wife), Naved Jaffrey (Actor, TV Judge; from second wife) and three daughters Shakira Shafi (from first wife), Suraiya Jaffry (From first wife), Muskaan (From third wife).He started his career as a Child Artist (Afsana (1951), Do Bigha Zameen (1954, as a Comedian), Bhabhi (1957, Lead Actor).

 

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‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ actor commits suicide by hanging himself in the house

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Actor Sameer Sharma, who has worked in many famous TV serials, has committed suicide by hanging himself in his house.

His body is found hanging from the fan. Sameer had worked in serials like ‘Yeh Rishta Hai Pyar Ke’, ‘Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kahani Ghar-Ghar Ki’.

It is believed that he committed suicide two days ago. No suicide notes have been found yet.

Sameer Sharma was living alone in a house in Malad in Mumbai. When his wife could not talk to him on the phone, he suspected something.

Wife called her friend and asked to go to Sameer’s house, go there and see, Sameer Sharma’s body was hanging from the fan. The dead body has been sent for post-mortem.

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