According to family sources, Taneja passed away at his residence in his sleep, "peacefully." He was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Taneja's cremation will be held Saturday, 4.30 PM in Santacruz.
"Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja 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. Deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir," she wrote.
Bedi also remembered Taneja and said he owed his career to the acting guru.
A very sad day for me. My guru Shri Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. RIP," he wrote alongside a picture of him with Taneja.
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