'Thank you for the laughs,' say Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana and others on the demise of Jagdeep


As Bollywood was coming to terms with the loss of ace choreographer Saroj Khan, the news of veteran comedian Jagdeep's demise on July 8 sent all into mourning. Born as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey, he was best remembered for his illustrious work in cinema as a fine comedian. Better known by his stage name, Jagdeep immortalised the character of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay. Soon after the news of his demise broke, Bollywood celebrities offered condolences.

Ajay Devgn, on Twitter, wrote, "Heard the sad news of Jagdeep Saab’s demise. Always enjoyed watching him on screen. He brought so much joy to the audience. My deepest condolences to Jaaved and all members of the family. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s soul"


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Ranveer Singh shared a picture of the veteran comedian on Instagram and offered condolence. 


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Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted, "RIP #Jagdeep sir! Your contribution to the industry will always be remembered. Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for the memories."

Abhishek Bachchan, on Twitter, wrote, "May you rest in peace Jagdeep sahab. Thank you for filling our lives with smiles"

Anil Kapoor shared pictures of Jagdeep and tweeted, "Jagdeep Saab was one of the greatest actors of India...I was his huge fan & was lucky enough to have worked with him in Ek Baar Kaho & many more films...he was always extremely supportive & encouraging...sending my heartfelt condolences & prayers to my friend Javed & family"

Arshad Warsi wrote, "Really sad to hear about Jagdeep sahab. What a phenomenal actor & a wonderful person. He has entertained my generation all through our growing years. He was also my reference point for Ishqiya. Thank you Jagdeep sahab... Allah aapko Jannat Naseeb farmaye -RIP"

Johny Lever went down the memory lane and offered condolence by writing, "My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film #yehrishtanatoote with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you...May his soul rest in peace Our prayers & deepest condolences to the family."

Nimrat Kaur, Javed Akhtar, Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Tusshar Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar also offered condolences. 

(Source: Twitter)