Writer-actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora dies, he was 54

Neeraj Vora passes away Funeral to take place today at Santacruz crematorium

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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.

Recalling his decision, Nadiadwala told the media, "I don't know what got into me".

Neeraj Vora has worked with many big actors and he himself is one of the versatile artists that the industry had gotten. I couldn't leave him to die.

Neeraj reportedly had been in the coma for past one year due to heart attack, followed by a brain stroke which he suffered in October 2016.The actor-director was admitted to AIIMS for a long time. 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".

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As a writer, Vora began working in late 80's on TV shows, including superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Circus", while his first professional acting assignment was filmmaker Ketan Mehta's "Holi", which also starred Aamir Khan and was shot as a part of a student project. He went on to star in films like "Rangeela", for which he also wrote the dialogues, "Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman", "Akele Hum Akele Tum", "Daud", "Virasat", "Mann" and "Company". In fact, "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited", which started the hit comedy franchise, was based on the Gujarati play "Aflatoon" by Mihir Bhuta and Neeraj. Neeraj Vora is reputed for his massive contribution to Bollywood's comedy genre - he is best known for writing and directing the Hera Pheri movies, starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty. An energetic and creative personality, he will be remembered for his films and warm nature.

Actor Tusshar Kapoor said: "Shocked and saddened to hear of the demise of Neeraj Voraji".

The Wikipedia states, "Neeraj Vora was born in Bhuj in a Gujarati family in 1963". Had cast me for Golmaal 1 & directed me in the unreleased Run Bhola Run!

"He's been responding to audio therapy, particularly when we play his father's (Pandit Vinayak Rai Nanalal Vora) music".

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