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#RIP – Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away at 86


News of his tragic demise was shared by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal who took to Facebook to honour her uncle. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

His niece Shaheen Aggrawal shared this sad news on her Facebook page and wrote, “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. The entire Jaffrey Family bids you, “adieu”, you beautiful, beautiful man See you in heaven!”

Bollywood lost another gem as veteran actor Saeed Jaffery passed away yesterday.

The 86-year-old actor had appeared in many British and Indian films and was reportedly the first Indian actor to tour Shakespeare.


He has Bollywood hits like Dil, Kishan Kanhaiya, Ghar Ho Toh Aisa, Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat, Deewana Mastana, Mohabbat, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Aunty No 1, Albela, Judaai and Ajooba among others, to his credit.

News of his tragic demise was shared by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal who took to Facebook to honour her uncle. The cause of his death is not known.

The actor had married twice; first to Mehrunima (who later changed her name to Madhur Jaffrey), but after 10 years they called it quits and he married co-star Jennifer Jaffrey.

Saeed made his mark in Bollywood in the 80s with roles in popular movies like Gandhi, Masoom, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Henna, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Chashme-baddoor and Kisise Na Kehna.

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He shared screen space with other veteran actors including Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ben Kingsley, Naseeruddin Shah and Farooq Sheikh to name a few.


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