Actor Junior Mehmood dies of cancer

Junior Mehmood. Photo courtesy: UNI


Mumbai/IBNS: Actor Junior Mehmood,who is known for his performance in movies like Caravan, Haathi Mere Saathi and Mera Naam Joker, passed away on Friday at his residence in Mumbai after suffering from cancer.

He was 67.

Actor Junior Mehmood was diagnosed with stomach cancer which reached the fourth stage.

He breathed his last at his residence.

He was undergoing treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital in Paral. But, he lost this ongoing battle with cancer, family sources told UNI.

Mehmood acted in many popular films including ‘Hathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Karawaan’ and ‘Mera Naam Joker’.

Junior Mehmood’s close friend Salam Qazi has confirmed news about his death.

He said he was undergoing treatment for the past few days.

During the treatment, the actor had expressed his desire to meet his old friends, veteran actors Jitendra and Sachin Pilgaonkar.

Sachin and Jitendra had reached the hospital to meet Junior Mehmood, he added.

Salam Qazi and Junior Mehmood had a close friendship for the last 15 years. Mehmood was earlier being treated at his home.