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Junior Mehmood, Renowned Actor, Succumbs to Stomach Cancer After a Brave Battle

Naeem Sayyed, better known as Junior Mehmood, passed away peacefully at his Mumbai residence on Friday morning. The 67-year-old actor had been battling stomach cancer since its late diagnosis just 18 days prior.

His family confirmed the news in a statement, expressing their grief and requesting peace for his soul. Junior Mehmood’s son, Husnain, spoke to, revealing the shockingly rapid nature of his illness.

“We only learned about his fourth-stage stomach cancer 18 days ago,” Husnain shared. “We took him to Tata Memorial Hospital, but the doctors advised against treatment due to the advanced stage and potential for severe pain.”

Instead, they recommended comfort care at home, which allowed Junior Mehmood to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones.

Junior Mehmood leaves behind a legacy of comedic talent and memorable performances. He was a familiar face in Bollywood for decades, appearing in over 200 films across seven languages. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and fans.

Naeem Sayyed, better known as Junior Mehmood, began his film career as a child artiste in the 1966 film Mohabbat Zindagi Hai. He quickly rose to prominence as a talented comedian, appearing in over 200 films across seven languages.

Some of his most memorable performances include:

  • Naunihal (1967): A coming-of-age story about a young boy who is raised by a group of circus performers.
  • Caravan (1971): A crime drama about a group of smugglers who are pursued by the police.
  • Haathi Mere Saathi (1971): A heartwarming story about a man and his elephant.
  • Mera Naam Joker (1970): A classic film about a clown who is trying to find love.
  • Suhag Raat (1968): A romantic comedy about a young couple who are trying to adjust to married life.
  • Brahmachari (1968): A satire about a young man who is trying to avoid marriage.
  • Kati Patang (1971): A musical drama about two lovers who are separated by their families.
  • Hare Raama Hare Krishna (1971): A cult classic about a group of hippies who travel to India in search of enlightenment.

Junior Mehmood’s death is a loss for the Hindi film industry. He was a talented actor who will be remembered for his comedic genius and memorable performances.

Ziya Khan


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