Actor, writer, Bollywod director Neeraj Vora breathed his last at Criti Care Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai after being in coma for one year.
2017 has been the worst year for the entertainment industry. The industry lost iconic stars like Vinod Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Inder Kumar, Om Puri and now Neeraj Vora. Bollywood actor and filmmaker Neeraj Vora passed away today morning at 4 AM. Neeraj Vora passed away at Criti Care Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai on Thursday morning after being in a coma for almost a year. The 54-year-old actor, who had nobody to look after, was being taken care by producer Firoz Nadiadwala.
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala rushed to the hospital when his condition deteriorated on Wednesday night. However, doctors could not save him. Known for his direction for films like Phir Hera Pheri and Chachi 420, NeerajVora had a great contribution to the Indian Cinema.
The final rites will take place from Mr Firoz Nadiadwala’s house BARKAT. As per media reports, the funeral will take place at Santacruz Electric Crematorium at 3 pm on December 14.
NeerajVora was given a special room in Nadiadwala’s bungalow. The ailing writer-director was attended by medical experts and nurses.
Sajid Nadiadwala today morning said, “He passed away at 4 a.m. on Thursday. I’ve lost the battle to save my brother and friend from the clutches of death. His health had improved so much. But it deteriorated suddenly on Friday.”
“He had to be shifted to hospital. But it was no use. We lost him.”
PM Narendra Modi and Bollywood is grieving over Neeraj Vora’s death on twitter.
Saddened by the demise of Neeraj Vora. An energetic and creative personality, he will be remembered for his films and warm nature. My thoughts are with his family and admirers in this sad hour.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 14, 2017
One of the main reasons behind my foray into comedy, saddened to hear about the demise of #NeerajVora a multi-talented man, writer, director, actor…a mini industry by himself, learnt so much from him. RIP
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 14, 2017
Shocked & saddened to hear of the demise of #Neerajvora ji! Had cast me for Golmaal 1 & directed me in the unreleased Run Bhola Run! RIP sir
— Tusshar (@TusshKapoor) December 14, 2017
So saddening to hear about the demise of #NeerajVora! A multifaceted man who’s cinema will always be cherished! My heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in eternal peace!
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) December 14, 2017
We started out as Actors & Singers in Mithibai College.
In my 1st film PEHLA NASHA #NeerajVora debuted as Writer & Music Director. Next we co-wrote BAAZI.
He was the FUNNIEST & WITTIEST guy I knew.
Today, I've lost a BEST FRIEND & BROTHER! But he will always LIVE in my heart! pic.twitter.com/3zjz66JaD0
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) December 14, 2017
The man who spread smiles, Neeraj Vora, has passed away… Was associated with theatre, wrote several interesting films, was a wonderful actor… Had directed #Khiladi420 and #PhirHeraPheri… RIP #NeerajVora.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 14, 2017
RIP Neeraj Vora!