Yesterday, Eighty-Seven-year-old Roshan Taneja passed away in Mumbai, the son of Roshan Taneja, Rohit told: “My father was suffering from pancreatic cancer and passed away at home, last night (Friday) at 9.30 PM in his sleep.”

After appearing in a few films, Taneja started his own acting school in Mumbai. He has trained many popular actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Rakesh Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Shatrughan Sinha, Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ranbir KapoorEmraan Hashmi among others.

Azami Shabana took to her twitter and has shared a picture of her Guruji with the caption: Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away. He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whose feet I touched. I was privileged to be trained in Acting by http://him.My  deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir.

Rakesh Bedi also took to his twitter and posted his picture with Roshan with the caption: A very sad day for me. My guru Shri Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. RIP

Taneja’s last rites will be held today at a crematorium in Santa Cruz, Mumbai around 4.30 pm.

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