Actor-Director Neeraj Vora, who was suffering from an illness for a long time now, passed away at the age of 54 at the wee hours of Thursday morning. The actor-director was reportedly in a coma from past 13 months after suffering from a massive heart-attack and brain stroke. He reportedly breathed his last at 4 a.m. at Criti Care hospital in Andheri, Mumbai.

According to sources, he will be taken to Mr Firoz Nadiadwala's house BARKAT, from where he will be taken to the Santacruz Electric Crematorium today, December 14, 2017.

Confirming the news, one of his industry friends, Paresh Rawal took to Twitter and wrote, "Neeraj Vora - The writer n director of Phir Hera Pheri n many hit films is no more ...Aum Shanti."

While he has acted in films like Mann, Holi, Virasat, Rangeela and others, his directorial ventures include films such as Phir Hera Pheri and Khiladi 420.