Actor Jagdeep Passes Away: Ajay Devgn, Johny Lever, Hansal Mehta And Others Offer Heartfelt Tribute

Veteran actor Jagdeep passed away today. Ajay Devgn, Johnny Lever, Hansal Mehta, Madhur Bhandarkar and others mourned the demise and offered condolences to his family

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Actor Jagdeep Passes Away: Ajay Devgn, Johny Lever, Hansal Mehta And Others Offer Heartfelt Tribute
Another legend among the mortal world has bid farewell today and left a big hole in the industry. Veteran actor and comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role in Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra starrer Sholay as Soorma Bhopali,  passed away in Mumbai today. A stalwart in his own right for the contribution to Indian cinema, he will forever be remembered by everyone in the country. While he was popularly known as Jagdeep, his real name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, and he is Jaaved Jaaferi and Naved Jafri’s father. The film industry mourned his demise, and Ajay Devgn, Johnny Lever, Hansal Mehta, Tusshar Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vishal Dadlani and others took to social media and offered heartfelt tributes.

Johny Lever wrote, “My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film #yehrishtanatoote with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you...May his soul rest in peace Our prayers & deepest condolences to the family,” while Hansal Mehta tweeted, “Condolences @jaavedjaaferiand to the entire family. He will always be cherished and remembered with a broad smile. I hope people get to see a film called Muskurahat by Priyadarshan sir to witness his brilliance. It is one of my favorite Jagdeep saahab performances.”

Ajay Devgn tweeted, “Heard the sad news of Jagdeep Saab’s demise. Always enjoyed watching him on screen. He brought so much joy to the audience. My deepest condolences to Jaaved and all members of the family. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s soul.”

His last rites will reportedly take place tomorrow at Mazgaon Mustafa Bazaar burial ground in Mumbai. 

Image Source: Pinterest,, Twitter/Johny Lever
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