Actor Junior Mehmood passed away. He had stage four stomach cancer and was 67 years old. Salam Kazi, a friend of his, has confirmed the news of his demise, according to ETimes. Known for his roles in movies like Caravan, Haathi Mere Saathi, and Mera Naam Joker, Junior Mehmood was born as Naeem Sayyed. With Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) and Naunihal (1967), he debuted as a child artist. When Mehmood and he costarred in the 1968 movie Suhaag Raat, Mehmood gave him the screen name Junior.
Johny Lever stated that Junior Mehmood was having treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel. He told PTI, “He is suffering from stomach cancer. His health is a bit complicated. I was in touch with him regularly, but he never mentioned his health issues. I had met him one-and-a-half months ago. I was informed by one of his close associates that he has been unwell for ten days and is on liquid and that he has Cancer. That’s when I met him, and I was told that he has stage four stomach cancer.”
Before the actor passed away, several well-known actors from the film industry, including Jeetendra, Sachin Pilgaonkar, and Johny Lever, paid him visits. On Tuesday, Jeetendra went to Junior Mehmood’s house because he had expressed a desire to meet the veteran actor. Suhaag Raat and Caravan were two films in which the two had acted together. During the visit, Jeetendra, 81, got emotional.