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Indian Actor Saeed Jaffrey, Who Starred in Gandhi, Dies at 86

He also appeared in A Passage to India

Liz Raftery

Saeed Jaffrey, the Indian actor whose credits include Gandhi, Death on the Nile and The Man Who Would Be King, died Sunday in London, The Associated Press reports. He was 86.

Jaffrey worked at All India Radio before emigrating to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship. He studied drama at Catholic University and later toured around the country performing Shakespearean plays.

In the 1980s, he had a successful career in Bollywood. Later, he went on to star in internationally successful movies, including Gandhi and A Passage to India, opposite such stars as Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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He was the first Indian recipient of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to drama.

Jaffrey is survived by three children from his marriage to Indian actress Madhur Jaffrey. They were divorced in 1965.