Mumbai : Veteran Bollywood actor, well known as ‘Soorma Bhopali’ Jagdeep passed away today at the age of 81. His real name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafferi. He started Bollywood as child artist and had a career spanning over 6 decades and acted in more than 400 films.

Jegdeep was the father of actor Javed Jafferi and television host Naved.

He started his career as a child artist in 1951’s film ‘Afsana’. The most poplar comedian went on the work in more films like Ab Dilli Door Nahi, Munna, Aar paar and Do Bigha Zameen as the child actor.

Later, he started his profession acting career as a lead actor in the Bollywood with films such as Bhabhi, Barkha and Bindya.

However, Jagdeep got frame as a comedian actor with 1968 film Brahmachari that had Shammi Kapoor in the lead. His big break came in the form in 1975’s film ‘Sholay’ that made his character ‘Soorma Bhopali’ memorable. Later, he also directed a film titled ‘Soorma Bhopali’ .in which he played the lead role.

‘Singham’ 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 Javeed and all members of the family. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s soul”

Johny Lever twitted “My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film ‘Yeh Rishta Na Toote’ with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you … May his soul rest in peace .Our prayers and deepest condolences to the family”

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