The film and entertainment industry was put on ault after the news traveled that director, producer and filmmaker , Junaid Ahmed had passed on due to medical reasons.
It was around 8am this morning that news got out the Junaid Ahmed had passed on. Tributes poured in as many people remembered this icon for his bubbly attitude and inspiring lessons he taught throughout his career.
He was a man of many talents and making movies was on top of his list. Just recently Junaid decided to bring the movie life to Chatsworth, his home town as he described it as an unforgettable experience. He decided to put Chatsworth on the map and he did it in style. Shooting the movie Keeping Up With Kandasamy’s at many locations in Chatsworth brought back lots of memories of Junaids childhood.
He was also acknowledged for his work in his previous released block buster – Happiness Is A Four Letter Word, which was in cinemas for over five weeks.
Some of Junaids Blocks Busters include Hard To Get and More Than Just A Game.
Here are some messages sent through for Junaid:
Junaid Ahmed you darling. We will miss you loads. RIP. – Elias Ribeiro
Today our country and the African Film Industry has lost a great man. Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor, Film Maker and the most special soul Junaid Ahmed. We have been fortunate to be touched by his indomitable spirit that will be deeply missed by all. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, May Allah grant him Jannah. 🙏🏽 – Kavir Magan
Your spirit shall forever live in us Junaid Ahmed. Thank you for life lessons you’ve shared with me and others. Film and Television has lost a giant. RIP my friend. #HappinessIsAFourLetterWordProducer – Tumisho Moahloli
Today, the world lost a gem of a man. A loving husband, caring father, talented creative and generous soul. Thank you for all you did for the arts and in creating opportunities for artists in South Africa over the decades. We will miss you.! – No Moorad
Rear in peace, dear Junaid. May the Almighty grant you the best place in the heavens. I hardly knew you but what a positive impact you had on my life. Gentle soul, we are poorer and the heavens richer for your presence. May your loved ones find it easy to carry on without you . – Mariam Bassa
We sat one day at the airport and he asked me what I want to do in the industry other than acting….I asked him what do you mean,he said be limitless and try everything, you never know what you will succeed in. #RIP #junaid he was one helluva producer during “keeping up with the Kandasamys”. You will be missed. – Madhushan Singh
Junaid Ahmed’s funeral took place in Glenwood this afternoon.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Junaid’s Family. May God be your strength during this time.