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Acting pioneer Roshan Taneja leaves for heavenly abode

He was 87 and breathed his last yesterday

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The ultimate acting guru in Bollywood, Roshan Taneja breathed his last yesterday. He has trained people like Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Rakesh Bedi and Aamir Khan in the field of Acting.

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His son Rohit Taneja confirmed the news to IANS saying “My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 p.m. in his sleep at home after a prolonged illness.” The funeral will reportedly take place in Santacruz to day evening.

Roshan Taneja was the founder of FTII in Pune and the chairperson of the acting department formerly. He is even credited as the pioneer of method acting. Shabana Azmi wrote on her twitter “I was privileged to be trained in Acting by him. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP Taneja Sir.”

Actor Rakesh Bedi shared a picture of himself with Roshan Taneja

Roshan Taneja was 87 and passed away in his sleep. He has trained an innumerable number of talents. May his soul rest in peace.

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