Boman Irani’s mother, Jerbanoo Irani, passed away recently due to age related illness at their residence. She was 94. Boman, known for films like ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Munna Bhai’ series, paid tributes to his mother on Instagram. Calling her ‘Mother Irani’, the 61-year-old actor said she played the role of “both mother and father to me, since she was 32”. Jerbanoo also took over the family shop after her husband’s passing, six months before Boman’s birth in December 1959. Sharing a monochrome photo of hers, Boman penned a heartfelt note for his beloved mother. He wrote, ‘Mother Irani passed away peacefully in her sleep early this morning. Jer was 94. She played the role of both mother and father to me,since she was 32. What a spirit she was. Filled with funny stories that only she could tell. The longest arm that always dug deep into her pockets,even when there wasn’t much there. When she sent me to the movies, she made sure all the compound kids came with me. ‘Don’t forget the popcorn’ she would say. She loved her food and her songs and she could fact-check Wikipedia and IMDb in a flash. Sharp, sharp, sharp, till the very end. She always said ‘“You are not an actor for people to praise you. You are an actor only so you can make people smile.” “Make people happy” She said. Last night she asked for Malai Kulfi and some mango. She could have asked for the moon and the stars if she wished. She was, and always will be…….A Star.’ Soon after, several Bollywood celebs like Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza and fans offered their condolences to the actor in the comment section. On the work front, Boman was last seen in a guest appearance in ‘Maska’. He will next feature in ‘MayDay’ wherein he will be essaying a top airline owner in the film. ‘MayDay’ features Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles.