Veteran actor Naeem Sayyed, popularly known as Junior Mehmood, passed away in Mumbai on Friday after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was 67.
The actor’s family confirmed his demise in a statement to indianexpress.com. The statement read, “Junior Mehmood passed away at 2:15 am at his residence. He was suffering from stomach cancer. May his eternal soul rest in peace.”
Junior Mehmood began his film career as a child artiste with Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966). He went on to star in movies like Naunihal, Caravan, Haathi Mere Saathi, Mera Naam Joker, Suhaag Raat, Brahmachari, Kati Patang, Hare Raama Hare Krishna, Geet Gaata Chal, Imaandaar, Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Aaj Ka Arjun, Gurudev, Chhote Sarkar and Judaai. The actor had a brief television stint with shows like Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara and Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka. He also produced and directed several Marathi movies.