"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"
Saeed Jaffrey's introduction to showbiz was on the stage. As a young actor in Delhi, he ran a theatre company named Unity Theatre. He was the first Indian actor to tour America with his theatre company, performing Shakespeare. At home, Mr Jaffrey struck a balance between critically acclaimed films and mainstream Bollywood
Mr Jaffrey starred in acclaimed films like Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khiladi and Sai Paranjpye's Chashme Baddoor. He appeared in several international movies including Gandhi and A Passage To India as well as on the TV shows Tandoori Nights, The Far Pavilions and The Jewel In The Crown