Hera Pheri producer and Firoz Nadiadwala’s father Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala passed away early Monday morning due to cardiac arrest, his son and producer Firoz Nadiadwala said. He was 91. He passed away earlier this morning around 3 a.m. at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, as reported in a daily. He died owing to many health problems including diabetes and asthma.
"My father Shri Abdul Gaffar Nadiadwala aged 91 years passed away today 22nd August 2022 at 1.40 am due to cardiac arrest at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai," Firoz Nadiadwala revealed in a media statement.
Hera Pheri producer's funeral will start from his residence, Barkat, at JVPD Scheme around 4 p.m. today, and will be cremated at the Irla Masjid.
Abdul Gaffar, who started his film production and media entertainment company in 1953, was known for backing over 50 Hindi films including the 1965 film Mahabharat and hit comedies in the 2000s such as Hera Pheri and Welcome.