Indian film Director, writer, actor and composer from Gujaratand Neeraj Vora passed away on Thursday December 14, 2017.
The multi-talented Bollywood personality and writer Neeraj Vora was in a coma for more than a year. The actor-director was reportedly in a coma from past 13 months after suffering from a massive heart-attack and brain stroke. He reportedly breathed his last at 4 am at Criti Care hospital in Andheri, Mumbai.
Neeraj Vora was the writer of famous films like Golmaal and Hera Pheri. Neeraj was famous for working in many hit bollwood films including Dhadkan, Company, Satya, Mann and many more.
According to Bollywood Hungama, Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Vora for more than a year, informed of Vora’s demise,
“He passed away at 4 am on Thursday. I’ve lost the battle to save my brother and friend from death. His health had improved so much. But it deteriorated suddenly on Friday. He had to be out into hospital. But it was no use. We lost him.”
For the past one year, Firoz had been looking after all the medical expenses of comatose filmmaker Neeraj Vora who fell ill and was given up for almost-dead by the doctors until Firoz stepped in.
Firoz feels all his efforts to save his friend has gone to waste. “I lost Neeraj. I was so sure he would recover fully. But God willed otherwise. We are now giving a proper send-off with pooja and rituals.
Prime Minister of India and many Bollywood celebrities including Tushar Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal remembered the actor and paid their tribute to this gone member of Bollywood.
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
Neeraj Vora – The writer n director of Phir Hera Pheri n many hit films is no more …Aum Shanti .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) 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
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
#NeerajVora was one of the most pleasant persons I knew in our film industry. Always smiling. Extremely knowledgeable about theatre and Cinema. Deeply saddened by his demise. We have lost a happy and a very talented man. May God rest his soul in peace.🙏 pic.twitter.com/yuncBhCNvg
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 14, 2017
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