Bollywood veteran British Indian actor Saeed jaffrey died at the age of 86 yesterday.
His niece Sheena Aggarwal confirmed the demise of the talented actor as well as posted a tribute to his journey on her Facebook page.
The actual cause of death is yet to be known.
Paying tribute to her grandfather, niece Shaheen Aggrwal 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’s a small man with a large physical presence: He has immaculate silver hair, a glint of cunning in his eyes, and a cartoon-like nose. Whether in Tandoori Nights, The Jewel in the Crown, The Far Pavilions or Staying On, Jaffrey has a Dickensian skill for investing self- importance, greed or slyness with a fullness of feeling that makes them sweetly human.”
In a page long tribute Shaheen expressed the veteran actor’s journey and his humane side.
In the 40 years of his career as an actor Saeed Jaffery was part of theater and many Hindi films which include-Gandhi, Masoom, Mandi, DeewanaMastana, Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Masaal, Sagar, Ram Teri Ganga Maile, Chaalbaaz and Ram Lakhan.