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'A humble human, loved by millions'

July 09, 2020 13:00 IST

'Such memorable performances that brought so much joy and happiness all around.'

IMAGE: Dharmendra, Jagdeep and Amitabh Bachchan in Sholay.

Amitabh Bachchan fondly remembered his Sholay co-star Jagdeep who passed away on the night of July 8. The two actors worked together in Shahenshah as well.

'Last night we lost another gem.. Jagdeep.. the actor of exceptional comedic repertoire, passed away ..

He had crafted a unique individual style of his own .. and I had the honour of working with him in several films .. the more prominent ones in the eyes of the audience being Sholay and Shahenshah ..

He had even requested me to do a small guest role in a film he was producing, which I did ..

A humble human.. loved by millions..

My duas and my prayers..

 

IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan made a guest appearance in the 1988 film Soorma Bhopali directed by and starring Jagdeep. Photograph: National Film Archive of India/Twitter

Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri.. his real name, adopted Jagdeep as his film name and gave the film fraternity such memorable performances that brought so much joy and happiness all around..

Adopting Jagdeep as his film name was such a gracious factor that exhibited the unity in diversity of the Country .. there were many others at the time that did similar .. the eminent and distinguished .. Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Jayant - Amjad Khan's Father, a giant of a actor .. and many many others ..

One by one they all go away .. leaving the Industry bereft and deprived of their immense contribution ..

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