Filmmaker Neeraj Vora Dies At 54, Twitterati Slam The ‘Indifferent’ Face Of Bollywood

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Updated on 17 Dec, 2017 at 11:45 am

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Bollywood actor, writer and filmmaker Neeraj Vora, who was in coma for almost a year, passed away on December 14 at the age of 54 at Criticare Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai. The 54-year-old actor was at the residence of producer Firoz Nadiadwala but was rushed to hospital when his condition deteriorated. He had slipped into coma after suffering from a near-fatal combination of a heart attack and a brain stroke on October 19 last year.

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Earlier he was admitted to New Delhi’s AIIMS, but Nadiadwala shifted him to his home after his health showed no improvement. The producer converted a room into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the purpose and Vora was attended to by a fleet of medical experts, nurses, dieticians and well-wishers. It was Nadiadwala who had been looking after all the medical expenses of Vora.

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PM Narendra Modi tweeted about the death of the cine personality.


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Nadiadwala said: “He passed away at 4 a.m. 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.”

Nadiadwala added:

“Quite frankly, I don’t know what powers made me do what I did. I couldn’t leave him to die. He had nobody to look after him. Neeraj did have a brother. But he was financially incapable of shouldering the responsibility. I had known Neeraj for 12 years. We have worked together in several films and we have shared a close bonding. How could I leave him there to die? How would I have lived with myself if I had been so callous?”

The director said there were four attendants — two each for the day and night shifts — to look after him round the clock. Moreover, a dietician, neuro-surgeons, and a cook also looked after him. Vora has to be fed through his stomach.

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Famous Bollywood celebs reacted on Vora’s death:



 

Twitterati too poured in their reactions:

Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, wrote for Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela and Daud and made a big impact playing comic roles in films like Akele Hum Akele Tum, Satya and Welcome Back, besides directing Phir Hera Pheri.


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He was supposed to start work on the next instalment of Hera Pheri. However, given his health, it was reported in March that Ahmed Khan will direct the film. The film was supposed to star Akshay, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal.