Firoz Nadiadwala on Neeraj Vora’s death: Lost battle to save my brother and friend


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Producer Firoz Nadiadwala had been looking after all the medical expenses of Neeraj Vora for the past one year. I couldn’t leave him to die. His father, a classical musician, used to play Veena. Vora occupied a special room in Nadiadwala’s bungalow where the ailing writer-director was attended to by a fleet of medical experts, nurses, dieticians and well-wishers. How would I have lived with myself if I had been so callous?”
Recalling the fateful day when he decided to step in and save Vora’s life, he said: “As I said, the doctors at AIIMS had given up on him. Reluctant to talk about his contribution, Nadiadwala said, “It was one year on October 19 since I got Neeraj to my home in Mumbai from AIIMS in Delhi where the doctors had declared he would be dead in a few hours. “Luckily, God was on my side. “I had set aside a room in my house for him. And now, he is gone,” Nadiadwala said. today (Thursday),” he said. We have worked together in several films and we have shared a close bonding. Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, came into his own as the writer of Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela and Daud and also made a big impact playing comic roles in films like Akele Hum Akele Tum, Daud, Satya and Welcome Back, besides directing Phir Hera Pheri. I sincerely believe we are all instruments of God brought on earth to do His will.”
Vora was slowly recovering. His health had improved so much. The room has pictures of his parents. Neeraj did have a brother. We are now giving a proper send-off with pooja and rituals. Ravi Shastri asks, watch videoProducer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his “brother and friend”. I’ve lost the battle to save my brother and friend from the clutches of death. Top News
'I want my school fees back': Shashi Tharoor's tweet has got the Internet rushing to the dictionary, againAnushka Sharma-Virat Kohli's Mumbai reception invite has a very important message attached to it. But it deteriorated suddenly on Friday. Nadiadwala said he was sure Vora would recover. But he was financially incapable of shouldering the responsibility. “But God’s will was otherwise. How could I leave him there to die? Nadiadwala said, “He passed away at 4 am on Thursday. “Under all this care, Neeraj was slowly recovering. He died early on Thursday at the age of 54. Plus, there were four attendants — two each for the day and night shifts — to look after him round the clock, a dietician, neuro-surgeons, a cook who lives closeby and cooks all the special food that Neeraj has to be fed through his stomach. I immediately hired an air ambulance to bring Neeraj from Delhi to Mumbai. “We had Hanuman Chalisa recited for him… All that was familiar to Neeraj was there for him. I don’t know what got into me. He had nobody to look after him. We had that music playing in his room. Also Read | Actor-director Neeraj Vora passes away
“I have to confess my heart was in my mouth. We lost him.”
For the past one year, Nadiadwala had been looking after all the medical expenses of Vora, who was comatose. “Quite frankly, I don’t know what powers made me do what I did. “I had known Neeraj for 12 years. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App That was his home for the past one year. But it was no use. He had to be shifted to hospital. He willed that Neeraj live and I be the tool to save his life. If Neeraj had passed away during that journey from Delhi to Mumbai, or even after landing, I would have been in serious legal and moral trouble. The cremation is at the Santa Cruz cremation at 4 p.m.