Popular Kashmiri model Junaid Shah passed away today, on July 17, 2020. The news of his death was shared online by his former neighbour and Kashmiri journalist Yusuf Jameel.
Junaid Shah became a sensation all across India after people noticed that he looked strikingly similar to Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor. Even Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir’s father, once commented on Junaid and Ranbir’s uncanny resemblance.
Taking to social media, Yusuf Jameel shared the news about Junaid Shah’s untimely death. Yusuf mentioned that Junaid Shah was the son of his former neighbour, Nissar Ahmed Shah. In his tweet, the journalist stated that Junaid passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest overnight. He also mentioned that Junaid was a lookalike of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. However, Yusuf Jameel wrote that he would remember Junaid for his hope and strength.
Junaid Shah became a sensation all over India back in 2014-2015. Fans of Ranbir Kapoor noticed that he had an uncanny resemblance to the Bollywood star kid. Soon, fans started sharing comparison images between Junaid Shah and Ranbir Kapoor. He also became a Kashmiri icon due to his rise in popularity. Junaid was also featured on multiple TV channels.
Junaid Shah and Ranbir Kapoor looked so similar that even Ranbir’s own father, the late actor Rishi Kapoor, struggled to tell the difference between the two. Back in 2015, Rishi Kapoor shared a comparison picture between Ranbir Kapoor and Junaid Shah on his official social media page. In the caption for the image, the late actor mentioned that he was shocked to learn that his own son had a double.
Rishi Kapoor also promised that he could not tell the difference between his own son, Ranbir Kapoor, and the lookalike Junaid. Moreover, he also called Junaid Shah “a good double”. Check out Rishi Kapoor’s old tweet below.