Versatile Indian-British actor Saeed Jaffrey Passes away

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p00944hp_640_36086-year old veteran actor, Saeed Jaffrey, passed away on 15 November. The details of his death are yet to be revealed. His niece Shaheen Aggarwal posted about the sad news on her Facebook page. He was born in Malerkotla, Punjab and studied at Aligarh Muslim University, the Wynberg Allen School and Allahabad University. He started his career on stage, setting up a theatre company of his own in New Delhi.

He was a legendary figure, who has given memorable performances in acclaimed films like Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj ke Khiladi, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Baddoor. He used to be a well known personality abroad as he has worked in international soaps like Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and The Jewel in the Crown, as well as in movies like, Gandhi and Passage to India.

The film fraternity is posting and tweeting their condolences for Jaffrey on twitter and facebook.

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