Actor and comedian Jagdeep passed away earlier this month. The actor has starred in a long line of films including Sholay where he played the iconic Soorma Bhopali. In a recent post, Javed Jaffrey has shared a video of his late father as he speaks about the time he entered Bollywood.
Javed shared the same video which was originally shared by Brut India. In the video, Jagdeep is heard saying, "Our parents worked extremely hard. Always keep them in mind. Look at India from their perspective, India will always prosper and shine... my father was a lawyer. Then the Partition of India took place and everything went haywire. It distressed a large number of people. One of my brothers used to stay in Bombay so my mother brought me here when I was 6-7 years old. So I came to Bombay when everything was ruined. Our house and money...everything was gone."
"So my mother cooked for an orphanage. Even though she had four maids, she cooked to raise me. She also got me into a school. I told my mother that I want to work like other children. She told me ‘beta aapko padhna chahiye’ (you must study). I asked her, ‘what is the use of education through which I cannot help you and we ware not happy either. Those children are happy working and helping their mothers. I will also do the same’. She then asked me ‘what will you do’ and I told her I will learn and do the work. She began crying and asked me to go ahead and try," he added
Jagdeep was 81 when he passed away in his Mumbai Bungalow last week.