Legendary actor and Comedian Jagdeep passed away:
Bollywood actor and comedian Jagdeep passed away yesterday due to age-related health issues. Actor Nasir Khan confirmed the news in the media. Jagdeep is known for his performances in the comedy film Andaz Apna Apna, where he played Salman Khan’s father Bankelal. And his most memorable character is Soorma Bhopali in Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay.
His catchphrase in the film “Mera Naam Soorma Bhopali aise hi nahin hai” is still remembered by fans.
Jagdeep was mostly seen in comic roles. He also featured in a few Ramsay Brothers horror films including Purana Mandir. His work in films like Qurbani and Shehenshah is also noteworthy.
Many actors took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences to the family:
— Filmfare (@filmfare) July 8, 2020
Condolences @jaavedjaaferi and 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. https://t.co/1vU1f3Clzl
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 8, 2020
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🙏
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 8, 2020
Lost another Legend. Jagdeep Sahab. Grown up watching his brilliance on screen.
Right from Soorma Bhopali to his recent films,what a man,what a Journey 🙏 Innal ilahai wa inal ilahi rajiun. #RIP pic.twitter.com/ZTYGmhABYt
— Ajaz Khan (@AjazkhanActor) July 8, 2020
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 8, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/uhBjYSZdVe
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) July 8, 2020
One comedian to another comedian ✉️ I love @jaavedjaaferi , @NavedJafri_BOO because of U #Jagdeep sir 🙏 I love lots of movie because of U Jagdeep sir 🙏 but I don’t like आप हमे ऐसे केसे छोड़ के चले गए #SoormaBhopali, 😢 U devoted whole life to hindi cinema
You are #Kaamyaab 🎞️ pic.twitter.com/KS3Twiw2Cx
— Sanjay Mishra (@imsanjaimishra) July 8, 2020
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) July 9, 2020
Jagdeep started his career as a child artiste and was seen in films like Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin, KA Abbas’ Munna, and Guru Dutt’s Aar Paar. In a career spanning over six decades, he did almost over 400 films