Saeed Jaffrey's niece Shaheen Aggarwal shared the development on her Facebook account. Shaheen wrote, "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. The entire Jaffrey Family bids you, 'adieu', you beautiful, beautiful man. See you in heaven!"

Jaffrey is fondly remembered as Lalan Mian, the character who ran a paan beedi shop in 'Chashme Buddoor'. He did roles worthy of praise in 'Gandhi', 'Masoom', 'Mashaal', 'Dil', 'Henna', 'Ajooba' and 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi' among others. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi'.

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur wrote, "Goodbye dear Sayeed. Started my career with u in Masoom. Cant forget ur kindness n enthusiasm for your art n others."
Singer Shaan tweeted, "What a Fabulous Actor!! Shatranj ke Khiladi!!! My fav. Saeed Jaffrey film... RIP"

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