Bollywood actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away

MUMBAI: Veteran Star of Bollywood and British Cinema Saeed Jaffrey has passed away at the age of 86.


In a career that spanned more than half a century, Jaffrey made almost 200 screen appearances, working with directors including John Huston, James Ivory, David Lean, Richard Attenborough and Stephen Frears.

He was probably best known to Western cinema audiences for his roles in Gandhi, The Man Who Would Be King, A Passage to India and My Beautiful Launderette, but he had a long and distinguished Bollywood career, notably in Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Indra Kumar’s Dil. He also starred in Satyajit Ray’s The Chess Players.

Jaffrey appeared regularly on the British small screen, his credits including Gangsters, The Jewel in the Crown, Common as Muck, and in 1999, shopkeeper Ravi Desai on Coronation Street.