Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away at 86. Jaffrey appeared in several acclaimed films like Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj ke khiladi and Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Baddoor. He also acted in international movies like Gandhi and a Passage to India.
Saeed Jaffrey’s niece Shaheen Aggarwal shared the news on her Facebook account.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences for the veteran actor on 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
Tributes pouring in thick and fast for the actor:
Saddened by the demise of versatile actor #SaeedJaffrey ji. Had a privilege of working with him as a Asst Director. Condolences 2 his family
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 16, 2015
R I P.My friend,my colleague of several films-Syd Jeffries alias Sayeed Jaffri to the world,leaves us.Cheers to you! pic.twitter.com/sKlc4N0L9e
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) November 16, 2015
What a Fabulous Actor!! Shatranj ke Khiladi!!! My fav. Saeed Jaffrey film… RIP https://t.co/9TjxOzSJkP
— shaan (@singer_shaan) November 16, 2015