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Actor known for ‘Ghandi’ role dies

NEW DELHI - Saeed Jaffrey, an Indian actor acclaimed for his roles in international films including “Gandhi,’’ “A Passage to India’’ and “My Beautiful Laundrette,’’ has died at age 86.

His death was announced by his niece, Shaheen Agarwal, on Facebook on Sunday.

A statement issued by his family on Monday said he passed away peacefully on Saturday at a London hospital. “Jaffrey had collapsed at his London residence from a brain haemorrhage and never regained consciousness,’’ it said.

Jaffrey worked with actors including Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Roshan Seth, James Ivory, Richard Attenborough and Daniel Day-Lewis.

His other international films included “The Jewel in the Crown,’’ “Chicken Tikka Masala,’’ “The Man Who Would Be King’’ and “Death on the Nile.’’

In a tweet on Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Jaffrey as “a multifaceted actor whose flair and versatility will always be remembered.’’

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