The 88th Academy Awards paid tribute to late stars like actors Saeed Jaffrey and Omar Sharif, and music legend David Bowie. A montage played out as Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl took to the stage to perform a soulful tribute. He sang The Beatles' hit song Blackbird
Saeed Jaffrey's most notable international performances are in The Man Who Would Be King, Death on the Nile, Sphinx and A Passage to India. The actor was paid tribute in the obituary section alongside Alan Rickman, Maureen O'Hara, Omar Sharif, David Bowie, Ron Moody, Frank Finlay and Christopher Lee
It was in Mussoorie where Saeed Jaffrey spent his formative years studying at the famous Wynberg Allen School for four years before moving onto to St George's College, Mussoorie to study for Intermediate Arts. Today, the Facebook pages of both these educational institution are overflowing with messages for an alumnus who made them all proud
"Saeed Jaffrey was a multifaceted actor whose flair and versatility will always be remembered," read a tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. Actor Rishi Kapoor, Saeed Jaffrey's co-star in films like Henna, Ajooba and Saagar, also tweeted: "R I P. My friend, my colleague of several films"