Actor Junior Mehmood has passed away. He was 67 years old and was suffering from stage four stomach cancer. ETimes has reported that his friend Salam Qazi has confirmed the news of his death. Junior Mehmood, born Naeem Syed, was known for his work in films like Caravan, Haathi Mere Saathi and Mera Naam Joker. He debuted as a child artiste with Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) and Naunihaal (1967).After acting together in the 1968 film Suhaag Raat, Mehmood gave him the screen name Junior Mehmood.

According to reports, junior Mahmood’s last rites will be performed at around 12 noon at the Juhu Muslim graveyard in Santa Cruz West, where his mother was also buried.

According to Johnny Lever, Junior Mahmood was undergoing treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel. “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,” he had told PTI.

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