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Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away

Mumbai, November 16: Bollywood veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey, who passed away at the age of 86.

Jaffrey appeared in several Bollywood as well as British movies and was known for his roles in movies like "Gandhi", "Shatranj Ke Khiladi", "Henna", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", "Dil", "The Man Who Would Be King", "A Passage to India" among others.

Jaffrey's friend and "Henna" co-star Rishi also paid tribute to him.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said, "Sad to hear about the demise of a great actor & a superb human being. A great loss to the FilmIndustry. 

"Million Dollar Arm" actor Pitobash wrote, "RIP Saeed Jaffrey Sir! You will be missed..." 

"What a Fabulous Actor!! Shatranj ke Khiladi!!! My fav.

Saeed Jaffrey film... RIP," singer Shaan wrote.

Jaffrey's international career saw him working with Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Roshan Seth, James Ivory, Richard Attenborough and Daniel Day-Lew.

He was also the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to drama.

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