December 14, 2017
The Indian film industry mourned the demise of actor
and filmmaker Neeraj Vora, who breathed his last on Thursday morning.
Vora, who was in coma following a heart attack in 2016, was 54
He acted in films like 'Company', 'Pukar', 'Rangeela', 'Satya', 'Baadshah' and 'Mann'.
He penned down 'Hera Pheri' and directed 'Phir Hera Pheri' and 'Chachi 420'.
Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to condole his death as he wrote, "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"
Other colleagues who condoled his death on Twitter:
Tusshar Kapoor: 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
Paresh Rawal: Neeraj Vora - The writer n director of Phir Hera Pheri n many hit films is no more ...Aum Shanti .
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear about the demise of writer & filmmaker #NeerajVora He will always be remembered as a very warm, humorous and multi talented person. #OmShanti
Aftab Shivdasani: Really sad news of Neeraj Vora ji passing away.. worked with him right from my first film as an actor to many films as a writer. Such a happy and wonderful person to interact with. Will miss him Prayers and condolences to the Vora family