Veteran Bollywood actor and comedian Jagdeep passed away last week at his Mumbai residence. The actor is famous for giving life to many iconic roles including that of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay. The actor also starred in films like Andaz Apna Apna and Do Bigha Zamin. Since last week actors from around the Hindi film industry have paid their tribute to Jagdeep.
On Monday Jaaved Jaaferi took to social media to pen a heartfelt post for his late father. He began by writing, "My heartfelt thanks to all those who shared the pain of my father's departure with so much love, appreciation, and regret. Itna pyaar..itni izzat..itni duaaein..?????? Yahi toh hai 70 saalon ki asli kamai."
"From 10 to 81, all he breathed and lived was film. After losing his father at 7 and losing everything else that existed of a good life after the partition, it was ahead to head combat with poverty and survival on the footpaths of Mumbai. An 8 yr old with his mother thrown headfirst into the ocean. It was either sink or swim. So he swam. From working in small scale tin factories to making kites, selling soap, to walking behind a Maalishwala holding his canister of oil and shouting Maalish, tel maalish. At 10 yrs of age what destiny choose for him, as the light at the end of the tunnel, was cinema, " he added.
Jaaved said that he learned many things from his father and wrote, "A father who taught me the values of life, the lessons of poverty, the importance of dedication and the finesse of craft, with innumerable stories of positivity and inspiration. Always smiling, with words of encouragement for all, and reminding me that true success is gauged by what one is and not what one has, and by what one knows and not who one knows."
My heartfelt thanks to all those who shared the pain of my fathers departure with so much love, (cont) https://t.co/YbPTkGzRYd