Popular Kannada actor and comedian Mohan Juneja died on Saturday, May 7, after battling a prolonged illness, as per reports. He was 54. As per multiple reports, the actor had been suffering from an illness and failed to respond to the treatment. He died at a private hospital in Bengaluru. Mohan was last seen on screen in the recent blockbuster KGF: Chapter 2, having also appeared in the film’s prequel four years ago. The film series’ production house paid tribute to him on social media.
Mohan appeared in over a hundred films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, as well as Hindi in a career that spanned over a decade. He made his debut with the Kannada film Wall Poster. His appearance in TV shows like Vataara turned him into a household name in Karnataka. His appearance in Chellata was appreciated by fans as was his short cameo in the KGF franchise.
A few hours after Mohan’s death, KGF’s production house Hombale Films shared a picture of the actor on Twitter with the text ‘We miss you Mohan Juneja’. The picture of the actor was a still from his recent appearance in KGF 2. The tweet had a caption in Kannada and English, which read, “Our heartfelt Condolences to actor Mohan Juneja's family, friends & well-wishers. He was one of the best-known faces in Kannada films & our KGF family.”