Veteran actor Jagdeep (Syed Ishtiaq Jafri), known for his impeccable comic timing, passed away today due to age-related health issues. He was 81.

Actor Jagdeep
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Jagdeep, who was best known for his role of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay, started his career as a child artist in movies like Do Bigha Zamin, Munna, Aar Paar etc.

Soorma Bhopali
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While Soorma Bhopali became his most widely recognised role, Jagdeep's filmography includes memorable movies like Andaaz Apna Apna, Qurbani, Purana Mandir, etc.

Actor Jagdeep
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Most of us grew up watching and falling in love with the on-screen antics of comedians like Jagdeep, Asrani, Kader Khan. A brilliant actor, his demise marks the end of our childhood. Many people took to Twitter to offer their condolences to the family:

May his soul rest in peace.