Legendary Actor Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri passes away at 81. Jafri was known as his stage name Jagdeep. He was struggling with cancer.
Jagdeep was famous for his character as Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975). He appeared in more than 400 films.
He also directed a film that goes by his character in Sholay “Soorma Bhopali” in 1988. Though the movie was not a box office hit but did relatively better in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This film was a hit in the city of Bhopal and the surrounding regions.
Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in the movie “Afsana” in 1951. After Afasana he appeared as a child artist in films like Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Munna, Aar Paar, Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke.
After “Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke”, he received various accolades and high praise for his roles. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has gifted his personal staff to Jagdeep for his stellar performance in the movie.