During the time of his death only close family and a few members of the film fraternity were visible. "In fact," smirks a close friend of the family, "The only people we spotted from the film industry at the hospital were filmmaker Ashoke Pandit and actress Sharbani Mukherjee (Kajol's cousin). Jagdish had spent a large part of his life beautifying so many actresses from Rekha to Dimple Kapadia to Madhuri Dixit for the camera lenses. Where were they?"
Ashoke Pandit who has been a steady and supportive friend to the ailing photographer defended the thin attendance at the hospital. "Not too many knew of Jagdish's condition. On May 1, he slipped in the bathroom and broke his hip. We rushed him to hospital where the damage was taken care of.