Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The news of the death of Indian-born British actor Saeed Jaffrey on Monday brought a wave of sadness and gloom to the world of showbiz. Members of the film fraternity from all generations like Rishi Kapoor, Alok Nath, Shekhar Kapur and Nimrat Kaur expressed grief over his demise saying that he will always remain in their memories.
During his stint on the silver screen, Jaffrey appeared in about 200 movies and TV shows both on home ground and on international shores. He was credited with films like “Gandhi,” “The Man Who Would Be King”, “A Passage to India”, “Henna”, “Masoom” and “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”.
He was also a part of the small screen with series like “Gangsters”, “The Jewel in the Crown”, “Common as Muck”, and “Coronation Street”.
His death was announced by his close relative through a Facebook post on Sunday. It is reported that Jaffrey passed away at the age of 86 due to age related illness.
Here’s how the stars expressed their grief on Twitter:
Rishi Kapoor: R I P. My friend, my colleague of several films- Syd Jeffries alias Sayeed Jaffri to the world, leaves us. Cheers to you!
Alok Nath: Rest in eternal peace Jaffery Sahib…I will always cherish the pleasurable times we spent shooting together.
Shekhar Kapur: Goodbye dear Saeed. Started my career with you in Masoom. Can’t forget your kindness and enthusiasm for your art and others.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Saddened by the demise of versatile actor #SaeedJaffrey ji. Had a privilege of working with him as a Asst Director. Condolences to his family
Vivek Agnihotri: RIP sahab. Gandhi to Chashme Baddoor, you showed your range and jest for life.
Shaan: What a Fabulous Actor! Shatranj ke Khiladi! My favourite Saeed Jaffrey film…RIP
Manoj Bajpayee: RIP
Manisha Koirala: Great actor passed away today..RIP Saeed Jaffrey
Daler Mehndi: Sad to hear about the demise of #phenomenal #veteran actor #SaeedJaffrey. May his soul #RestInPeace . #RabRakha
Nimrat Kaur: Never met Mr. Saeed Jaffrey outside of all the amazing men he brought alive on screen…a class actor. Heavens are in great company today.
Raveena Tandon: Sad news of the passing away of senior actor Saeed Jaffrey…did films where he played my dad, warm, witty, jovial, Sir you will be missed RIP
Shilpa Rao: RIP #SayeedJaffery…You will always be Chashm-e-baddoor for us
Anubhav Sinha: RIP Saeed Jaffrey
Ashoke Pandit: Sad to hear about the demise of a great actor and a superb human being. A great loss to the #FilmIndustry. RIP.