Veteran actress, Farrukh Jaffar breathed her last breath on Friday. The news of her demise was confirmed by Gulabo Sitabo writer Juhi Chaturvedi on social media. The actress, 88, passed away in Lucknow. Farrukh was known for her role in movies like Rekha starrer Umrao Jaan, Swadesh, Peepli Live, Sultan, etc. she was last seen in the 2020 release Gulabo Sitabo wherein she played the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Fatima Begum.
Juhi Chaturvedi 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.”
Aamir Khan took to social media to mourn the loss of Farrukh Jaffar. The actor appreciated her amazing personality and sense of humour through the caption on his instagram post. He wrote, “Her infectious energy, passion, liveliness and sense of humour will always keep us smiling. RIP Farrukh Jaffer Ji”. Take a look:
Ayushmann Khurrana, who shared the screen with actress Farrukh Jaffar in the Shoojit Sircar directorial Gulabo Sitabo, also took to social media to mourn her demise. He posted a picture and wrote on Instagram stories: “Begum gayin. Rest in peace Farrukh Jaffar ji.” The actress also won the Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for her role and acting in the movie.