The late actor, Jagdeep has two sons, Javed Jaffrey and Naved Jaffrey who is a television producer.
Bollywood stars and media took to Twitter on hearing the news and expressed sadness.
Born on March 29, 1939 as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey in Amritsar, Jagdeep acted in over 400 films. He is best known for his role of Soorma Bhopali in Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster “Sholay” (1975). New-generation Bollywood buffs would recall him as Salman Khan’s father in Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Andaaz Apna Apna” (1994).
His last-released film is “Masti Nahi Sasti” in 2017. The Ali Abbas Chaudhary-directed comedy also featured Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever and Prem Chopra.
Cover Photo: Jagdeep (center) as Soorma Bhopali in the Film ‘Sholay’ with Amitabh Bachchan (Rt) and Dharmendra Deol (Lt)