New Delhi, Nov 16: Prominent faces from Indian film fraternity such as Shekar Kapur, Madhur Bhandarkar, Rishi Kapoor and politicians such as PM Narendra Modi and I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday condoled the death of veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey.
Jaffrey, the Indian-British actor, who had worked in various Hindi films passed away on Monday at the age of 86. He's remembered for his role of Mir Roshan Ali in Satyaji Ray's Bollywood classic 'Shataranj Ke Khiladi'.
The tragic news was shared by Jaffrey's niece Shaheen Aggarwal on her Facebook account. Jaffrey is left with three daughters Meera, Zia, and Sakina Jaffrey. (Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey dies at 86)
Jaffery was known for his roles in movies "Shatranj Ke Khiladi", "Gandhi", "Henna", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", "Dil", "The Man Who Would Be King", "A Passage to India" among others.
Celebrities took to Twitter to pay their rich tributes to the multifaceted, versatile veteran actor who acted in a few British films too.
Here are a few such tweets:
Saddened by the demise of versatile actor#SaeedJaffreyji. Had a privilege of working with him as a Asst Director. Condolences 2 his family— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 16, 2015
RIP Saeed Jaffrey Sahab. You left an indelible impression on cinema, stage & television. Will always miss you, Sir. pic.twitter.com/7wvmOJGLfg— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 16, 2015
Goodbye dear Sayeed. Started my career with u in Masoom. Cant forget ur kindness n enthusiasm for your art n others. https://t.co/NFlWdNIhl0— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) November 16, 2015
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
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
You'll live on in your roles, #SaeedJaffrey, an exemplar of fine tehzeeb & subtle performance, like the aristocrat of Shatranj ke Khiladi— Siddhartha Basu (@babubasu) 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
Saddened at the passing away of veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey. End of an era. Condolences to his family and friends— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 16, 2015