Bollywood actor and filmmaker Neeraj Vora died at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday morning after being in coma for almost a year. The 54-year-old actor was at the residence of producer Firoz Nadiadwala but was rushed to hospital when his condition deteriorated on Wednesday night.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit told Indian Express, “Neeraj Vora died today at 3 am in Criti Care hospital in Juhu. He had been in coma and living at Firoz Nadiadwala’s place.” Neeraj’s wife died a few years ago, he has no children. He will be cremated on Friday afternoon in Santa Cruz.
He has been in coma after suffering a heart attack and a stroke in 2016. While he was admitted to New Delhi’s AIIMS initially, Nadiadwala shifted Neeraj to his home after his health showed no improvement. The producer converted a room into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the purpose.
Neeraj has acted in films such as Daud, Welcome Back, Company, Pukar, Rangeela, Satya, Baadshah and Mann. He has also directed Phir Hera Pheri and Khiladi 420. Neeraj had also written the screenplays of films like Hera Pheri, Rangeela, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
He was supposed to start work on the next instalment of Hera Pheri.