Last Sunday bollywood actor Shatranj Ke Khiladi Saeed Jaffrey dead.

Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing within the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally,” the actor’s kinswoman Shaheen Aggarwal confirmed on Facebook.

He was 86, and plagued by age-related ailments. Saeed Jaffrey meant various things to completely different audiences. If associate degree actor’s check lies in skillfulness, he might mould himself to suit all sorts of cinema. That was his USP.

Mainstream movie industry fans would bear in mind him taking part in Madhuri Dixit or Juhi Chawla’s made, merry begetter in literary composition hits of the nineties like Dil or Deewana Mastana, essaying that stereotype with played-to-gallery relish.

To the category audience, Jaffrey stood for realism usually laced with restrained humour. The tragi-comical Muslim nobleman in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi, who is obsessed with playing chess, comes to mind.

The First to post condolence was Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted @PMO India, “Saeed Jaffrey was a multifaceted actor whose flair & versatility will always be remembered. Deepest condolences on his passing away: PM”