Jagdeep Jaffery – Life and times of the comedy legend

Veteran actor/comedian Jagdeep Jeffery dies in Mumbai – from long attacked health-issues, in the age of 81، on 8th July Wednesday.

Jagdeep, who did the most humorous roles for the Indian film industry, acted in 400 films as a predominant actor – would be missing from the industry as a gem.

Let’s have a sight at some major glimpses related to the life chronicles of the departed.

He received all the fame and admiration for his role, acted in the movie Soorma Bhopali at 1975 – in Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay movie.

He died at his place Bandra – on 8th of July 2020, Wednesday at 8:30 pm. As stated by his family friend Mehmood Ali, he was not stable due to aged health concerns. His funeral will be carried out at 9th of July 2020 Thursday – in Mumbai.

Early life

He was born on 29th March, 1939 – in Datia, Madhya Pradesh, Central provinces, British India. His full name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri.

His father name was Syed Yawar Hussain Jafri, and mother Kaneez Haider. He had three marriages. He started his career in cinema with the film “Afsana” 1951 as a child artist and filmmaker was B.R Chopra. It was his directorial debut.

Some of his most famed movies are: Sholay, Andaz apna apna, Purana mandir, Afsana, Soorma Bhopali – in which he acted comic roles. His sound bite in movie Sholay: “Mera naam Soorma Bhoopali aise hi nahi hai” is lately fancied by his fans. His act in the fim :Andaz apna apna” where he performed the cast of Salman Khan’s father, Bankelal’s character, contemporarily memorized.

He has three siblings. Javed Jaffery, Naved Jaffery and Hussain Jaffery. They all are connected to the Bollywood industry. The reason behind their fame is the renowned dance show “Boggie Woggie”

The last performance of Jagdeep’s life is the film “Masti nahi sasti”