RIP: Acting Guru Roshan Taneja passes away after prolonged illness

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Roshan Taneja, who trained scores of Hindi film actors including the likes of Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha, has passes away. He was 87.

Acting Guru Roshan Taneja passes away

Roshan’s son Rohit Taneja said, “My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 pm in his sleep at home after a prolonged illness.”

His last rites will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday at the electric crematorium in Santacruz West.

Acting Guru Roshan Taneja passes away

Shabana Azmi paid condolences to the Taneja family and tweeted: “Late last night came to the sad news that Roshan Taneja 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 him.”


Actor Rakesh Bedi wrote: “A very sad day for me. My guru Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. Rest in peace.”


National Award-winning filmmaker Atanu Ghosh tweeted: “With him, ended an illustrious era spanning more than five decades. The greatest teacher of method acting we ever had. The revered guru to no less than four generations of brilliant actors. Rest in peace sir.”

Roshan Taneja is survived by his wife Mithika and sons Rohit and Rahul.

May his soul rest in peace!