Veteran entertainer Junior Mehmood, who was doing combating with stage four malignant growth, died in Mumbai on Friday, December 8, 2023. He was 67.
A family companion affirmed the news and said, “He spent away last evening at 2 am in Mumbai. He was experiencing stomach malignant growth and was not saving great throughout the previous few days.”
Junior Mehmood’s dear companion Salam Kazi had before told ANI, “He was sick for a long time and at first we felt that he could have some minor issue yet after that out of nowhere his weight began diminishing. At the point when the clinical reports came, it said there was disease in the liver and lungs and a cancer in the digestive system and he has likewise evolved jaundice. So the therapy going on, however the specialists said it’s stage four disease.”
Junior Mehmood’s genuine name was Naeem Sayyed, and has highlighted in more than 200 movies in various dialects, including Brahmachari (1968), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Parvarish (1977) and Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), and TV programs like Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Pyaara Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka.
He significantly reproduced Mehmood’s notorious melody mHum Kaale Hain To Kya Hua from 1965’s Gumnaam in the Shammi Kapoor starrer Brahmachari.
He stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime at eight years old in the 1968 film, Suhaag Raat, featuring Jeetendra and Mehboob.
It was then when he got his name which in a split second put him on the map, and he had recounted to Rediff.com the story in a meeting: ‘During the shooting, it was Mehmood’s girl Ginny’s birthday. Everybody on the sets was required the party. I was not called and felt awful. I told him ‘Mera baap koi maker, chief nahi isliye principal aap ki beti ke birthday fundamental nahi aa sakta kya?’
‘He felt terrible. I told him assuming I come for the party, I will make sure that the party rocks. I let him know I will move to your number from Gumnaam – – Murmur Kale Hai Toh Kya Hua Dilwale Hain.
‘I hit up the birthday celebration and moved to the melody and everyone cherished it. After the party, Mehmoodsaab advised my dad to carry me to Ranjit Studio and he made me his shishya by tying a ganda on my arm and gave me his name.
‘I was called Junior Mehmood from that point on.’
Chief Sanjay Gupta was among the main film characters to honor Junior Mehmood via online entertainment: ‘You were a fundamental piece of my experience growing up which was about the motion pictures. Find happiness in the hereafter Jr. Mehmood. Much obliged for the long stretches of diversion.’