Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away. He delighted his fans from all over the world with his masterful screen presence and performances. He was 86 and suffering from age-related ailments.
The news of Jaffrey’s demise was shared on Facebook by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal who 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.’
He was married to co-actress and travel writer Mehrunima (Madhur Jaffrey), but they parted ways in 1965. Together they have three daughters Meera, Zia and Sakina – who is also an actress.
Indian Prime Minister’s Office also tweeted about Saeed Jaffrey’s demise.
“Saeed Jaffrey was a multifaceted actor whose flair & versatility will always be remembered. Deepest condolences on his passing away: PM”
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 16, 2015
His film credits include:
He has also appeared in many Bollywood films in the 1980s and 1990s. For television he starred in:
He also appeared as Ravi Desai on Coronation Street and in Minder as Mr Mukerjee in Series 1 episode The Bengal Tiger.