Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away at 86


Noted actor Saeed Jaffery passed away on Sunday at the age of 86. Saeed Jaffrey's niece Shaheen Aggarwal shared the news on her Facebook account. Shaheen 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. The entire Jaffrey Family bids you, "adieu", you beautiful, beautiful man. See you in heaven!"

Saeed Jaffery is known for his commendable work in Hindi and English movies as well as television. He has left his mark in every sphere. The talented actor worked with many noted filmmakers of Bollywood in his successful career. He work in films like "Chashme Buddoor", "Masoom", "Kissi Se Na Kehna", "Mandi", "Mashaal" "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", "Ram Lakhan", "Ajooba" and "Henna" among many others.

His international works include "The Man Who Would Be King", "Death on the Nile", "Sphinx", "The Jewel in the Crown", "A Passage to India", "My Beautiful Laundrette", "The Deceivers", "After Midnight", "On Wings of Fire" and "Chicken Tikka Masala".

He acted in over 100 films in his lifetime including Satyajit Ray's "Shatranj Ke Khiladi" with Sanjeev Kapoor.

He was also nominated for BAFTA for "My Beautiful Laundrette". 

He was married to co-actress and travel writer Mehrunima (Madhur Jaffrey), but they separated in 1965. Together they have three daughters Meera, Zia and Sakina.

May his soul rest in peace!