Jagdish Raj was an Indian actor also famous as the ‘official police inspector of Bollywood’. He was a part of movies like Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Silsila, Parmatma, Ek Hi Bhool, Aaina, Dream Girl, Johnny Mera Naam, Do Chor and many more. Due to his respiratory illness, he breathed his last 28 July 2013 at his Juhu residence.
Jagdish Raj Khurana was a popular actor in Hindi film industry who holds a Guinness World Record for performing the most type-cast actor. He played the role of a police inspector in 144 movies apart from being a judge and a villain in some. Jagdish Raj was born in the town of Sargodha (now in Pakistan) in 1928. His daughter Anita Raj is also a popular actress of the Hindi film industry. He also has a son Bobby Raj who is also an actor.
He began his acting career in the year 1955 with the film Seema in which he was a doctor and worked in over 260 movies till his retirement in 1992 playing many supporting characters. His last movie was Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin. Jagdish Raj also holds the Limca World Record for the most memorable policeman ever. Some of his popular movies where he played the role of police inspector include Don, Deewar, Imaan Dharam, Mazdoor, Silsila, Gopichand Jasoos, Besharam and Aaina.
Jagdish Raj was not keeping well from quite some time and was suffering from a respiratory ailment. He breathed his last on 28 July 2013 at his Juhu residence. He was 85 years old at the time of his demise. The last rites were performed at the Pawan Hans Crematorium which was attended by close family members only. Apart from them, Rahul Rawail, Suresh Oberoi, Dawid Dhavan and Rishi Kapoor were also present at the crematorium.
Words & Wishes:
"Shri Jagdish Raj, the official "Police Inspector" of the Indian film industry, passed away. RIP"
"Sad to know Jagdish Raj is no more. The industry lost its grt Police officer. RIP."
"RIP Jagdish Raj, the quintessential police officer for generations in Indian films. Your works will live on,"
"Not seen any news channel cover the demise of Jagdish Raj. Sad,"
Son: Bobby Raaj
Daughter: Anita Raj and Roopa Malhotra
Son-in-law: Sunil Hingorani
(FAN OF Mr. JAGDISH RAJ KHURANA)
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