Bollywood actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora, who had slipped into a coma after suffering a massive heart attack and a brain stroke in October 2016, breathed his last at 4 am on Thursday. He was admitted to the Criti Care hospital here. He was 54. Neeraj Vora was on a ventilator for the last four days.
Multi-organ failure led to his death. His last rights will be held today at 3 PM at the Santa Cruz west cremation ground.Vora had been moved to friend Firoz Nadiadwala’s house here after he had slipped into a coma. A room in Nadiadwala’s residence was converted into an ICU for his speedy recovery.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit too shared the sad news on Twitter. He wrote: “Sad to know that one the finest Actor, Writer, Director, Producer & a dear friend Neeraj Vora passed away the early morning at #Criticare Hospital. Juhu. The Cremation will be held at 3 pm at Santa Cruz West #Mumbai. Opp Police station.#RIP”
Neeraj Vora who was set to direct the third installment of the hit Hera Pheri franchise had begun the process of making the film when he suffered the heart attack. He was best known for his work in films like Phir Hera Pheri, Rangeela, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Akele Hum Akele Tum among others. His initial work as a writer includes superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s TV show Circus. Neeraj made his acting debut with Ketan Mehta’s Holi (1984), which also starred Aamir Khan.