Celebrities and politicians, including Rishi Kapoor, Shekhar Kapur and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others, condoled the death of veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey.
Saeed passed away on Sunday at the age of 86. His niece Shaheen Aggarwal shared the news of Saeed's demise on social media.
"Today, a generation of Jaffreys has passed away. Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing in the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally," Shaheen posted on her Facebook page.
The veteran actor is known worldwide for his roles in several British and Indian movies, including "Gandhi" (1982), "A Passage to India", "The Chess Players", "Masoom" (1982), "Shatranj Ke Khiladi" (1977), "Henna" (1991) "Ram Teri Ganga Maili" (1985), "Chashme-baddoor" (1981), "Kisise Na Kehna", "Judaai" (1997) and "Ajooba" (1991) among many others.
Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and director Madhur Bhandarkar were among the first to pay condolences.
Saeed's comedy drama serial "Common As Muck" co-star Kathy Burke also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the veteran actor.
Here are some of the tweets:
R I P.My friend,my colleague of several films-Syd Jeffries alias Sayeed Jaffri to the world,leaves us.Cheers to you! pic.twitter.com/sKlc4N0L9e— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) November 16, 2015
Saddened by the demise of versatile actor #SaeedJaffrey ji. Had a privilege of working with him as a Asst Director. Condolences 2 his family— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 16, 2015
What a Fabulous Actor!! Shatranj ke Khiladi!!! My fav. Saeed Jaffrey film... RIP https://t.co/9TjxOzSJkP— shaan (@singer_shaan) November 16, 2015
Never met Mr. Saeed Jaffrey outside of all the amazing men he brought alive on screen...a class actor. Heavens are in great company today..— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) November 16, 2015
A brilliant actor.. A unique style.. Mischievous twinkling eyes..R I P. .. Saeed ji.. pic.twitter.com/A19nMI9btO— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 16, 2015
Saeed Jaffrey was a multifaceted actor whose flair & versatility will always be remembered. Deepest condolences on his passing away: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 16, 2015
Saddened at the passing away of veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey. End of an era. Condolences to his family and friends— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 16, 2015
Goodbye dear Sayeed. Started my career with u in Masoom. Cant forget ur kindness n enthusiasm for your art n others. https://t.co/NFlWdNIhl0— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) November 16, 2015