Twitterati paid their respects after Indian actor and comedian Jagdeep J passes away.
One of Bollywood’s veteran actors and comedian Jagdeep J. passed away on Wednesday. He was suffering from age-related ailments and was not keeping well for a while. Unfortunately, the actor stumbled to his illness at 8.30 pm in his residence.
The actor who has been part of 400 films gained popularity with his role as Soorma Bhopali in the 1975 film Sholay. His real name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri but he was known with his stage name Jagdeep.
Jagdeep has also played memorable roles in movies like Andaz Apna Apna and Purana Mandir. He started his acting career as a child artist and debuted as a child extra with B. R. Chopra‘s Afsana. And thereafter appeared in a bunch of movies as a child artist. His role in Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke achieved great recognition and appreciation. Jagdeep went on to play the leading role in various movies after Bhabhi, Barkha and Bindaya. And it was only after the movie Brahmachari, that he established himself as a comedian, winning hearts.
Here’s how people remembered the actor:
— Nilesh Parab (@NileshP71617155) July 9, 2020
To the legendary actor who has left a huge void, we shall miss you! You have made us laugh time and again unlike any other! RIP Jagdeep Ji. Heartfelt Condolences to the family! @jaavedjaaferi
— Anand Pandit (@anandpandit63) July 9, 2020
— ??Aastha Singh?? (@aastha_singh39) July 8, 2020
Rest eternal Jagdeepji will always remember his Soorma Bhopali portrayal??
— Tushar (@TusharG) July 9, 2020
Bollywood lost one more gem. Jagdeep ji you will be always remembered as our "Surma bhopali" from film Sholay.
Om Shanthi and strength to his family ?♥️ pic.twitter.com/NVx84caCyU
— Puspita (@I_Am_Puspita) July 9, 2020
IIFA lifetime achievement award winner Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri- #Jagdeep ji one of the finest comedians of all times is passed away.His comic timing was beyond measure.He has appeared in more than 400Films bt the character which gave him numerous name and Fame is #SoormaBhopali pic.twitter.com/mEQMlLefJH
— Pankaj Ratandhayra (@impankajR99) July 8, 2020
Very sad to know that veteran actor/ comedian #Jagdeep ji is no more. His various roles especially Surma Bhopali will be remembered always. Still remember him in my favourite movie Sholay. He was a great entertainer with his unique style of dialogue delivery. RIP?? pic.twitter.com/m5mJtkHnvt
— Ritika Chaudhary (@RitikaaChaudhry) July 8, 2020
Yet another sad news of death of Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri alias #Jagdeep Ji. He immortalized the character of Soorma Bhopali from the superhit film Sholay.
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/pF2zMyFWxy
— यशवंत@? (@AapYash) July 9, 2020
One more gem at Gods place. Thank you for making us laugh. Could never forget your performance in Sholay specially. RIP Jagdeep ji
— Asmita Jilthe (@AsmitaJilthe) July 9, 2020
— BeingHonest (@Itsss_Shivam) July 8, 2020
May his soul RIP.