Mother India actor Sajid Khan passes away after battling cancer

Sajid Khan, known for playing the child role of Sunil Dutt’s character Birju in Mehboob Khan’s directorial Mother India (1957), Maya and The Singing Filipina, passed away on December 22.

As stated by his son, Sameer, the actor has been battling cancer for a long time. He further revealed that he was settled in Kerala with his second wife. He was no longer active in films and was more involved in philanthropy.

Sameer mentioned, “He had been battling cancer for a while. He passed away on Friday.” He further added, “My father was adopted by Rajkumar Pitamber Rana and Sunita Pitamber and fostered by filmmaker Mehboob Khan. He was not active in films for a while and was mostly involved in philanthropy. He used to come to Kerala quite often and he liked it here, remarried, and settled here.”

Sajid gained popularity after his role in Mother India following which he went on to feature in many projects. He also gained international fame and worked on many projects abroad. 

Source: PTI