Veteran actress Farrukh Jaffar breathed her last on 15th October. The actress passed away in Lucknow aged 88. Farrukh was known for her role in films like Rekha starrer Umrao Jaan, Swadesh, Peepli Live, Sultan, etc.
The actress was last seen in the 2020 release Gulabo Sitabo where she essayed the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Fatima Begum. The news of her demise was confirmed by Gulabo Sitabo writer Juhi Chaturvedi on social media. She wrote, “begum gayiin. Farrukh ji…na aap jaisa koi tha aur na hoga.. dil se shukriya jo aapne humko aapse rishta jodne ki ijaazat di… ab allah ki uss duniya mein hifaazat se rahiyega…RIP.”
Bollywood star Aamir Khan also expressed his grief over Farrukh Jaffar’s demise through a social media post. Sharing a monochrome picture of the late actress on Instagram Aamir wrote “Her infectious energy, passion, liveliness and sense of humour will always keep us smiling. RIP Farrukh Jaffer Ji”.
Ayushmann Khurrana, who shared the screen with Farrukh Jaffer in Shoojit Sircar directorial Gulabo Sitabo, also shared her pic on his Instagram story and wrote, “Begum gayin. Rest in peace Farrukh Jaffar ji”. Farrukh had also won a Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for her stint in the movie.