The Indian-born British actor passed away on Sunday (15Nov15), his niece announced in a post on His cause of death was not disclosed.

Jaffrey starred more than 100 Bollywood films, including acclaimed drama Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), but is best known internationally for his roles in 1982 biopic Gandhi, A Passage to India and The Man Who Would Be King, alongside Sean Connery and Michael Caine.

He also starred in a number of British TV series including Gangsters, Tandoori Nights, The Jewel In The Crown and as shopkeeper Ravi Desai on long-running soap opera Coronation Street in 1999.

He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to drama.

Jaffrey was married and had three children with actress/author Madhur Jaffrey but they split in the 1960s. He later remarried.