Junior Mehmood’s Last Moments At Home
The actor, whose real name was Naeem Sayyed, breathed his last at his Mumbai residence. His ailment came to light two weeks ago, revealing a diagnosis of stage four cancer. The actor’s condition worsened, leading to his demise at home last night.
Johnny Lever, a fellow comedian and actor, had earlier paid a visit to the ailing star, showing support during the challenging period. Other actors including Jeetendra and Sachin Pilgaonkar, with whom he shared the screen in various films, also visited him. Pilgaonkar and Junior Mehmood collaborated in movies like ‘Bachpan,’ ‘Geet Gaata Chal,’ and ‘Brahmachari.’
Health Struggles & Final Farewell
Close friend Salam Kazi, who confirmed Junior Mehmood’s demise to ETimes, recounted the actor’s health struggles.
Kazi disclosed, “He was ill for 2 months, and initially, we thought that he might have some minor problem. But after that, suddenly his weight started decreasing.”
The medical reports revealed the severity of the situation, indicating cancer in the liver, lungs, and a tumour in the intestine, accompanied by jaundice.
Despite undergoing treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel, Junior Mehmood’s health continued to deteriorate. His funeral is scheduled to take place at the Juhu Muslim Cemetery in Santacruz west at 12 pm, where he will be laid to rest beside his mother.
A Cinematic Legacy
In a career that spanned over four decades, Junior Mehmood made a lasting impact on Indian cinema, featuring in over 200 films across seven languages.
Junior Mehmood, who began his career as a child actor in 1967 with the film ‘Naunihal,’ quickly rose to prominence, earning his moniker from the late comedy icon Mehmood.
His cinematic journey included memorable performances in classics such as ‘Kati Patang,’ ‘Mera Naam Joker,’ ‘Parvarish,’ and ‘Do Aur Do Paanch.’ The late actor’s contribution extended beyond films, as he actively participated in stage shows in India and abroad. His legacy endures through his cinematic contributions, leaving a lasting mark in the hearts of his audience.
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