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Movies PhOtOs-Saheed Jaffrey Has Died >(A Passage To India & Gandhi)

Former A Passage To India, Gandhi, Coronation Street Star and Bollywood Acting Icon Saeed Jaffrey Dies at 86 From a Brain Haemorrhage

By AP, 16 November 2015


Bollywood actor Saeed Jaffrey, who starred in films including A Passage To India and Gandhi and TV soap opera Coronation Street has died at the age of 86.


Jaffrey collapsed at his London home from a brain haemorrhage and never regained consciousness, a statement said.
He died peacefully in the early hours of November 14 at a London hospital.





The world mourns a star: Bollywood acting icon Saeed Jaffrey passed away on 14 November at the age of 86, after a brain haemorrhage


The news of his death was shared on Facebook by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal, who 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.'

Jaffrey had more than 150 films to his name, which included classic Indian movies such as Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players).
Television credits include Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and The Jewel In The Crown.





A legend: Jaffrey was an internationally-renowned actor, appearing in over 150 movies, as well as being part of the first Asian family to appear on ITV soap Coronation Street, portraying Ravi Desai


Born in India in 1929, Jaffrey formed his own English theatre company in Delhi, where he starred in productions of Shakespeare, Wilde, Priestley, Fry, Dylan Thomas and Tennessee Williams.

He then went to America as a Fulbright scholar, where he gained a master's degree in drama.
Remaining in America to star on Broadway, he played Professor Godbole in A Passage To India alongside Dame Gladys Cooper. He later returned to A Passage To India, playing Hamidullah in David Lean's 1984 film version.

In England, Jaffrey appeared in West End plays and in a number of productions across the country, earning praise as Oberon in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Regent's Park and as Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.





Icon: The Bollywood star appeared in a litany of critically-acclaimed films and TV programmes, including 1984's mini-series The Far Pavilions





A star among stars: He also appeared alongside Sir Michael Caine and Sir Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King in 1975


The actor starred alongside Sir Michael Caine and Sir Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King, which achieved international success. Other film roles included Bonnie's Pictures and The Deceivers - with Pierce Brosnan as a co-star.

In the Millennium edition of the Guinness Book of Records, Jaffrey was named as the only Indian actor to appear in 18 international films. The actor also starred in over 100 films in India.


In 1998, he became part of the first Asian family to feature regularly in ITV soap Coronation Street, playing Ravi Desai.

For the BBC's World Service, Jaffrey wrote and broadcast hundreds of scripts in Hindi, Urdu and English. In the 1997 World Service series A Suitable Boy, he voiced all 86 characters.

He won the Prix Italia for his role in BBC Radio Four play The Pump, where he voiced characters alongside Sir Michael Redgrave.





A talent: Jaffrey - who was made an OBE in 1995 - took on the role of the Nawab of Mirat in 1984's TV series The Jewel in the Crown








A man of many faces: The award-winning star in 1973 in TV series The Adventures Of Black Beauty (left) and in an episode of The Tales Of The Unexpected in 1980 (right)


Jaffrey was made an OBE in 1995 for his contributions to drama, becoming the first Indian to receive the award.

He leaves his wife Jennifer Jaffrey, as well as three children by his first wife, the actress and author Madhur Jaffrey.


Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, led the tributes to Jaffrey as fans began to mourn after his death.




Leading the tributes: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi led the messages of sadness on Twitter after Jaffrey's passing





Bend It Like Beckham's Anupam Kher said: 'Landed in London. Extremely saddened to Know about the sad demise of Mr. Saeed Jaffrey. A very cultured, sophisticated & a great actor. RIP.'





Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon wrote: 'sad news of the passing away of senior actor Saeed Jaffrey...did films where he played my dad,warm,witty,jovial,Sir u will be missed RIP.'

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor added: 'R I P.My friend,my colleague of several films-Syd Jeffries alias Sayeed Jaffri to the world,leaves us.Cheers to you!'

The funeral will take place in London in around a fortnight.




Sad loss: He leaves his wife Jennifer Jaffrey (above), as well as three children by his first wife, the actress and author Madhur Jaffrey
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