In terms of deaths, this year has indeed been one of the most disheartening ones where we lost the likes of Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Saroj Khan among others. This list continued and yet another shocker was in store for everyone when yesteryear actor Jagdeep, best known for the character of Soorma Bhoopali in Sholay and his comedic timing passed away on 8th July 2020. The actor was father to Naved Jaffrey, Javed Jaffrey, and grandfather to Mezaan Jaffrey. His last rites took place yesterday and indeed, it was just saddening to see him go.
Meezaan decided to pay a tribute to his grandfather by sharing a childhood picture with him and talking about his last conversation with him too. Writing about it on length on Twitter, he said, “He was a stress buster for people watching him on screen and brought a smile to everyone's face. With having done 400 films his legacy lives on forever."
He added, asked him one day why the name JAGDEEP and he said with a smile (which was perpetually on his face) he wanted to bring light into everyone’s life (jag- world, deep- light). He never interfered in anyone's life and always had a happy-go-lucky attitude and lunches at his house were like a storytelling session where people of all age groups sat down and listened like children. Thank you dada for passing on that knowledge and those stories on to my family and I. Today I’m upset because there are so many things I wanted to ask you and so many I wanted to say but I guess its meant for another time. I could go on and on about your accomplishments but I guess its time to let go. You’re not here physically but you will always be in our hearts.”
Ending his note, Mezaan requested everyone to spend more time with their grandparents and making an effort to tal with them will be more important than ever, “For those who have grandparents living with them or not living with them, PLEASE spend more time. I spoke to my Dada 2 days before his demise and my father passed him the phone while on facetime. All he said to me was “aur beta kaise ho, you're looking very handsome”. That's the last thing my grandfather said to me and I don't think ill ever forget that image. Make an effort to pick up the phone and speak to them for 2minutes it'll make their day because I promise you when the time comes for them to depart from this world, you will regret it no matter how much time you guys have spent together. However old, grumpy and irritating they have gotten, cherish every moment with them and make the most of it.”
Well, that is touching indeed. What do you think about the same? Leave in your comments below.