Silver Screen’s ‘Jinnah’ Passes Away


London: Sir Christopher Lee who played the role of Muhammad-Ali-Jinnah in his 1998 biopic, has passed away at the age of 93.

The legendary Hollywood actor, who also appeared as ‘Saruman’ in Lord of the Rings, passed away on Sunday at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Sir Christopher had been treated at the hospital for respiratory problems and heart failure in the last three weeks.

The actor who was knighted in 2009 for his services to drama and charity had once said about Jinnah, ”For me as an actor, it is certainly the most important role I have ever played, because the responsibility on my shoulders was immense. I went to the country he founded. I was there for ten weeks playing the leader of the nation, the creator of the nation in the country he created in front of his own people,” said Christopher.