He says losing the star, who brought shine to showbiz with his craft through films likes “Gandhi” and “Shatranj Ke Khilari”, is a big loss to the film industry.
“Sad demise of versatile actor Saeed Jaffrey is a big loss to film industry. For decades, he enthralled us with his class apart acting. #RIP,” Chouhan tweeted.
The news of the death of the Indian-born British actor surfaced on Facebook with a post by his close relative.
Known for roles in movies like “Henna” (1991), “Masoom” (1983) and “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” (1985), Saeed was married to co-actress and travel writer Mehrunima (Madhur Jaffrey), but 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.