"Saeed Jaffrey was a multifaceted actor whose flair and versatility will always be remembered. Deepest condolences on his passing away: PM," read the post by the official PMO Twitter handle.

The news of the death of the Indian-born British actor surfaced on Facebook on November 15. He was 86.

It is being reported that he passed away due to some age-related illness. Known for roles in movies like 'Gandhi' (1982), 'Shatranj Ke Khilari' (1977), 'Henna' (1991), 'Masoom' (1983) and 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' (1985), Saeed was married to co-actress and travel writer Mehrunima (Madhur Jaffrey).

They parted ways in 1965. Together they have three daughters Meera, Zia and Sakina - who is also an actress. Among many honours and awards, Saeed was conferred with the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to drama.

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