Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in "Sholay", died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81. The actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well. "He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age related issues," producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, told PTI.

Celebs pour condelences by tweeting for beloved actor:

Recalling veteran comedian Jagdeep Sahab, Johnny Lever said he used to copy him and this is how he got work. He was a great artist and a lot of great comedians were his fans.

Kiku Sharda tweeted, "Rest in Peace Jagdeep sir. I have performed/enacted so many of your film scenes on the stage of school functions. You will be missed. My condolences to @NavedJafri_BOO @jaavedjaaferi and the entire family."

Another legend leaves us... thank you for the many, many decades of smiles and cheers... #JagdeepJi RIP: Rohit Roy

Karan Tacker tweeted, "Loved watching Jagdeep Sahab while growing up.. will always remember him in fond memories , thank you for all the entertainment sir.. 
My deep condolences to the family #Jagdeep."

Ali Asgar wrote on Instagram, "Inna lillahe wa inna elaiyeh raajeon Palms up together Saddened to Know Jagdeep Sir’s demise ..heartfelt condolences to @jaavedjaaferi bhai, @NavedJafri_BOO @MeezaanJ and all family members."

I am devastated by the sad news: Adnan Sami

Ranveer Singh remembers Jagdeep sahab

Actress Shilpa Shetty shares a photo with Jagdeep Sahab and wrote, "Extremely saddened by the news of Jagdeep ji's demise. I had the good fortune to share screen space with him in Rishtey, such wonderful comic timing, in his inimitable style and an even more wonderful human being.. Heartfelt condolences to @meezaanj, @jaavedjaaferi @navedjafri_boo & the entire family.. Sending love, prayers, & strength to cope with this difficult loss."

Anupam Kher condoles Jagdeep's death

Randeep Hooda pays tribute to Jagdeep

"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, " wrote Ajay Devgn.
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