Bollywood actor Neeraj Vora passed away on December 14 (today) at 4 a.m. at Criti Care Andheri due to multi organ failure. The Vora Parivar stated that he will be taken to Mr. Firoz Nadiadwala's house BARKAT, from where, he will be taken to the Santacruz Electric Crematorium at 3 p.m.
Director Rahul Dholakia and actor Paresh Rawal tweeted among the firsts to confirm the news.
Neeraj Vora has worked with many big actors and he himself is one of the versatile artists that the industry had gotten.
He featured with Aamir in Mann, with Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan in Bol Bachchan and also, in Hrithik Roshan's Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Neeraj Vora was the writer and director of the hit movie, Phir Hera Pheri.
As his news of death came out, Bollywood celebs paid tribute to the actor on social media.
Check the tweets here:
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
Very sad news. Well-known theatre and film actor, writer and director Neeraj Vora, known for his comedy, passed away in Bombay. He was comatose since months.— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) December 14, 2017
The senior actor had slipped into coma after suffering a massive heart attack followed by a brain stroke on October 19, 2016.
Writer and director of Phir Hera Pheri, Neeraj Vora, was initially admitted to All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). In March, Neeraj's dear friend Feroz Nadiadwala shifted him to his residence in Mumbai, where a room has been converted into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Nadiadwala had told Mumbai Mirror: "I've known him for 18 years and he even ate his meals and watched movies in a group. He enjoys the company of friends. Over the last five months, his condition has improved slightly, he can blink to communicate and is in a semi-conscious state."
"He's been responding to audio therapy, particularly when we play his father's (Pandit Vinayak Rai Nanalal Vora) music. He has yet to recover his speech but there are no infections or bed sores and the doctors have assured us that his life is out of danger," Nadiadwala had added.