Veteran Actor Jr Mehmood Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

Veteran Actor Junior Mehmood passed away on December 8 after battling with stage four stomach cancer. One of his close friends Salam Kazi confirms the news of the demise of the actor. The family of the actor also confirmed the news. He died at 2:15 a.m. at his residence. He was struggling with stomach cancer which reached 4th stage. According to Salam Kazi, the actor was not well for 2 months and they thought that he might have some minor ailments but suddenly his weight started decreasing. After seeing medical reports, they came to know that the actor had cancer in the liver and lungs and a tumour in the intestine. Additionally, he also had jaundice. According to doctors, it is a stage four cancer.

On Tuesday, actor Jeetendra and comedian Johnny Lever met their friend to fulfil his last wish to meet him. Jeetndra said that Junior Mehmood couldn’t recognize him. He was in so much pain that he couldn’t open his eyes. He said that he couldn’t bear this pain after seeing his friend in pain.

He further said that he has been coming to the Mount Mary Church for several years. When he came to know about the health of Junior, he planned to visit him next Sunday. However, Johnny came to him and urged a quick visit to Junior.

We worked at a time when movies took a long time to complete,” the legendary actor recalled of his collaboration with Junior Mehmood. Junior was cast as my younger brother in Nasir Hussain’s ‘Caravan.’ Ravindra Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Aruna Irani, and I ended up spending a lot of time together on set and outside during the filming process. Because the majority of the film was shot in a caravan, we were frequently cramped close during shooting. However, I hadn’t spoken to him or met him in years until I learned he was ill.”

Junior Mehmood was known for working in movies like Brahmachari in 1968, Haathi Mere Saathi in 1971, and Caravan in 1971. He acted in more than 200 films in more than 7 different languages. Apart from this, he also directed and produced several Marathi films.

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