MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA AUGUST 13 , 2013 09.10 P.M.
Jagdish Raj Khurana
1928 – 28 July 2013
Jagdish Raj , the permanent and quintessential cop of Hindi films , passed away on July 28, 2013 at his Juhu residence following respiratory ailment. He was 85.
Though Jagdish Raj occasionally played a villain and a couple of times essayed the role of a judge, he was best known for being cast a record 144 times as a police officer.
He holds a Guinness World Record record for being the most type-cast actor. He played police inspector in 144 films.
Funtoosh (1954 ) , Kala Bazaar (1960) , Hum Dono (1961) , Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai (1969) , Johny Mera Naam (1970) , Gambler (1971) , Do Chor (1972) , Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975) , Deewar (1975) , Aaina (1977) , Immaan Dharam (1977) , Paapi (1977) , Dream Girl (1977) , Ram Kasam (1978) , Besharam (1978) , Magroor (1979) , Suhaag (1979) , Silsila (1981) , Deedar-E-Yaar (1982) , Sawaal (1982) , Gopichand Jasoos (1982) , Dil-E-Nadan (1982) , Agnee Pareeksha (1982) , Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) , Mazdoor (1983) , Hum Se Na Jeeta Koi (1983) , Jeene Nahin Doonga (1984) , Raj Tilak (1984) , Mehak (1985) , Ram Tere Kitne Naam (1985) , Salma (1985) , Zulm Ka Badla (1985) , Ram teri ganga maili (1985) , Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987) , Aag Hi Aag (1988) , Paap Ka Anth (1989) , Aasman Se Ooncha (1989) , Khule Aam (1992) , Apradhi (1992) and Deedar (1992)
I have seen many films of Jagdish Raj . But I first noticed him in a commercial campaign . It was for CHARMINAR Cigarette . He was playing a press photographer in that campaign and his tag line is still ringing in my mind – ” MEHNAT JAB KARTA HOON , TO TASALLI POORI CHAHTA HOON . ”
I can still describe the scene of his ad for a discerning connoisseur of films . With a camera on his shoulder and sweat on his face , he was running on the roads of Bombay [ now Mumbai ] and clicking photos . He stops at a signal , lights a cigarette and says , ” MEHNAT JAB KARTA HOON , TO TASALLI POORI CHAHTA HOON . ” His sweat-filled face is still fresh in my memory .
I , later on , came to know that he is Jagdish Raj . Gradually I saw many of his films and became acquainted with his body of work .
It sad that he is gone . Though he played his innings well and completed his journey satisfactorily but departure of a known figure of our films is sad .
VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre also join in expressing profound grief .
May his soul rest in peace !
[ I have taken list of his films from Wikipedia . I express my gratitude . ]
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