The Bollywood acting guru Roshan Taneja passed away at 87 on May 10 due to prolonged illness. Roshan Taneja taught at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, Roshan Taneja, who trained scores of Hindi film actors including the likes of Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha and later had an acting school in Mumbai that trained countless actors from the new and older generation.
“My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 pm in his sleep at home after prolonged illness,” the acting guru’s son Rohit Taneja told IANS. Roshan Taneja is survived by his wife Mithika and sons Rohit and Rahul. May his soul rest in peace. He is survived by his wife Mithika and sons Rohit and Rahul. The cremation will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday at the electric crematorium in Santacruz West.
Celebs and other people on Twitter posted condolences after the industry veteran’s death. Here are some of the early tweets.
Shabana Azmi: Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away.He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whos feet I touched.I was privileged to be trained in Acting by him. My deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir.
Rakesh Bedi: A very sad day for me. My guru Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. Rest in peace.
Vindu Dara Singh: Our Guru Roshan Taneja passed away. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. He was an excellent teacher who taught for the love of acting and made us all feel like family #RipRoshanTaneja ji.
Devansh Upadhyay: Roshan Taneja trained many celebrated actors. An Era came to an end with his passing away. Heartfelt Condolences to his family and his countless admirers and students. May the soul departed it’s heavenly abode Rest in Eternal Peace! #RoshanTaneja.
Atanu Ghosh: #RoshanTaneja passed away last night. With him ended an illustrious era spanning more than five decades-the greatest teachers of method acting we ever had- the revered guru to no less than four generations of brilliant actors. Rest in peace, Sir.
Bihari: This is indeed very sad..his school was vouched as the temple for all budding actors in Bombay.. #RIProshantaneja.
The Roshan Taneja cremation will be held at 4.30 pm on Saturday, Am 11, at the electric crematorium in Santacruz West, Mumbai.