Veteran Actor Jagdeep passes away at 81

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: 

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