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.
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.”
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 https://t.co/TDtYgGxmLh deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) May 11, 2019
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.”
A very sad day for me. My guru Shri Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. RIP pic.twitter.com/XpdCLpR367
— rakesh bedi (@bolbedibol) May 11, 2019
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.”
#RoshanTaneja passed away last night. 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. pic.twitter.com/21G0ZLbqcZ
— Atanu Ghosh (@atanugsh) May 11, 2019
Roshan Taneja is survived by his wife Mithika and sons Rohit and Rahul.
May his soul rest in peace!