Updated: October 24, 2021 8:40:23 am
Veteran actor and comedian Mehmood’s sister Minoo Mumtaz has passed away. She was 79 years old.
Mehmood’s younger brother, producer Anwar Ali said in a statement, “Regret to inform that my loving sister Minoo Mumtaz has passed away in Canada. Deep gratitude to the film fraternity, press, media, fans, friends, for decades of love and adulation showered upon her.” Minoo was musician Lucky Ali’s aunt.
Anwar Ali’s wife, Mona Mathur Ali told indianexpress.com, “Minoo Apa was one of the most vibrant women I’ve met in my life, and we condole her passing. She was doing well, but recently she suffered a health crisis. Minoo Apa died this morning in Canada and her burial will happen in Brampton Funeral Home, Brampton.”
She added, “Minoo Apa was one of the first women in our family to go out and work to support her family, even before Mehmood ji. She will continue to inspire us in the future, even in her absence.”
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Minoo Mumtaz appeared in many Hindi films of the 1950s and 1960s, mostly as a dancer and character actor. Some of her remarkable films include CID (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Taj Mahal (1963), Gaban (1966), Zameer (1975).
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