Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away at 86
Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away at the age of 86.
New Delhi: Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away at the age of 86. Saeed gave many memorable performances in films that will inspire generations to come.
His eloquence in dialogues and passion for acting made him a favourite of many.
Saeed's niece Shaheen Aggarwal took to Facebook to share the news with fans.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi paid his condolences on social media platform Twitter.
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
He will always be remembered for his roles in 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', 'Dil', 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi' and 'Ajooba'.
Born in Malerkotla, Punjab, Saeed married actress Mehrunima (Madhur Jaffrey), but parted ways in 1966. Together they have three daughters Meera, Zia and Sakina - who is also an actress.
He married Jennifer Jaffrey in 1980.
Among many honours and awards, Saeed was conferred with the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to theatre, the first Indian to be so honoured.
(With IANS inputs)