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RIP Jagdeep aka Soorma Bhopali: Rare and unseen pictures of the ace comedian with his family

Actor Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri popularly known by his stage name Jagdeep breathed his last on July 8. The veteran actor died due to age-related issues. He was 81.

Known for playing Soorma Bhopali in the iconic film ‘Sholay’, Jagdeep also starred in films like ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ and ‘Purana Mandir’ to name a few. Starting his acting career as a child actor at the age of nine, his first film was BR Chopra’s ‘Afsana’. Later he went on to become one of the ace comedians of the 70-80s.

Apart from being known for his comic-timing, Jagdeep also played the lead role in films like ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Barkha’ and ‘Bindaya’. Father of actor Javed Jafferi and television host Naved, Jagdeep was a complete family man.

These throwback pictures of the late actor with his family will make you miss him even more.

Jagdeep with his toddler sons Jaaved and Naved

The young and handsome actor

Jagdeep with son Naved and legendary boxer Muhammed Ali. 


Jagdeep aka Soorma Bhopali flanked by Jaaved and Naved

Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in the presence of his sons and grandson Meezan

With Dilip Kumar and other industry stalwarts

From the sets of  ‘Truck Dhin Din’

The Jafri’s


Post Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Wajid Khan, Saroj Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death, Bollywood has lost yet another legendary actor. Res in peace Jagdeep Saab.

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