Indian Actor And Bollywood Veteran Dies

Indian Actor And Bollywood Veteran Dies

Veteran Bollywood actor, Saeed Jaffrey, has died at the age 86.

Saeed Jaffrey has starred in several Bollywood and international films some of which include Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players), A Passage to India, Gandhi and TV shows like Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and The Jewel In The Crown.

The news of his death was shared on Facebook by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal, late Sunday. Ms Aggarwal wrote on Facebook: "Today, a generation of Jaffreys has passed away. Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing in the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally."

Jaffray was born in the Indian state of Punjab, Jaffrey began his career as a theatre actor, and later went on to work with legends like Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley.

He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to drama. Jaffrey was married to actress-author Madhur Jaffrey with whom he had three children. Jaffrey is credited for featuring in more than 100 Bollywood films

As the news of Jaffrey’s spread on Monday, many took to Twitter to mourn the actor's death and share their experiences with him on set.

 

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