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Saeed Jaffrey passes away at age 86

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The Punjab born British actor passed away of a sudden brain hemorrhage at his home in London. Jaffrey starred in such acclaimed Indian films as Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players), "Gandhi"“The Man Who Would Be King,” “A Passage to India,” “Henna,” “Masoom”, “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” and more than 100 Bollywood productions.

He also earned a Bafta nomination for his role in 1985's My Beautiful Laundrett and became a household name in Britain after appearing in numerous TV dramas including Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and Gangsters.
He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995 for his contributions to drama.

Since news of his death broke there has been an outpouring of condolences from many famous figures including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who called him “A multifaceted actor whose flair and versatility will always be remembered."

Bollywood stars from all generations like Rishi Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Alok Nath, Shekhar Kapur, Priyanka Chopra and Nimrat Kaur expressed grief over his demise, saying that he will always remain in their memories.
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