Sholay's Soorma Bhopali, Prolific Actor Jagdeep, Dies At Age 81; Tributes Pour In

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The year 2020 has not turned out to be a good year for Bollywood.

After Irfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Wajid Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput and Saroj Khan, now veteran actor and comedian Jagdeep has passed away. The 81-year-old actor was battling cancer.

Jagdeep, popularly known as Soorma Bhopali of the film Sholay, was born on March 29, 1939, in MP’s Datia, to a lawyer's house. His real name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri. He started his film career in 1951 as a child artist ’Master Munna' with BR Chopra's film 'Afsana'. Apart from this, his comedy was well-liked in films like Brahmachari, Nagin and Andaz Apna Apna.

Jagdeep established himself in the era when veteran actors like Johnny Walker and Mahmood spoke in Bollywood. He was made famous in Bollywood by the character of Soorma Bhopali played in 1975 Sholay.

In 1988, the film was made on his character’s name, featuring Jagdeep in the main role. Jagdeep started doing the comic role from Bimal Roy's film Do Bigha Zameen. He acted in more than 400 films. In 2012 he was last seen in the role of a police constable in the movie 'Gali Gali Chor'.

After the death of Jagdeep Jaffrey, the entire Bollywood is in mourning and tributes poured in from many celebrities.

Jagdeep Jafri's character 'Laddoo Ustad' in the film Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke, which was released in 1957, was highly appreciated by everyone. Even former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had praised Jagdeep at that time. 

Jagdeep's sons Javed Jaffrey and Naved Jaffrey are also associated with the entertainment industry.

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