Mumbai: Bollywood actor- director Neeraj Vora, who had slipped into 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 h. He was 54 yrs.His death was condoled by Bollywood celebs and PM Narendra Modi.
Neeraj started working as a writer in Gujarati plays and his first film as an actor was Ketan Mehta’s Holi, which featured Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Om Puri, Shreeram Lagoo, Deepti Naval and Naseeruddin Shah. He also acted in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer TV show, Circus.He was the dialogue writer in Aamir Khan’s Rangeela and also acted in the film. He directed Khiladi 420 and Phir Hera Pheri, a sequel to the comedy-drama Hera Pheri.
Neeraj acted in films such as Daud, Welcome Back, Company, Pukar, Rangeela, Satya, Baadshah and Mann. He has also directed Phir Hera Pheri and Chachi 420. Neeraj had also written the screenplays of films like Hera Pheri, Rangeela, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing actor, Neeraj Vora, last one year, mourned the death of his “brother and friend”. Nadiadwala said Vora’s health had been improving slowly, but it deteriorated suddenly on Friday when he had to be rushed to the hospital.Nadiadwala said, “He passed away at 4am 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.”
Vora was a native of Bhuj, Gujarat, India, and had been living in Mumbai at the time he fell into a coma. He preceded in death by his wife who died in 2004,The couple had no children, according to the Times of India.