In a big loss to filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who has enthralled audiences with socially-relevant films like Munnabhai series and 3 Idiots, the creative genius father died here yesterday after prolonged illness. The director who is presently busy in promoting Ferrari Ki Sawaari was fortunately with his father Suresh Hirani at the time of his death. The last rites were performed by the director yesterday itself. Many industry biggies and Rajus close friends have attended the funeral ceremony. Many of Rajus friends were there for him. Be it Aamir Kahn, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sharman Joshi, Raageshwari Loomba, Abhinav Kashyap or Shantanu Moitra, they all had come to lend their support, a close source said. Aamir Khan was one of the first to arrive there, the source added. Another close friend of Raju, Boman Irani, who is one of the favourites of the filmmaker, tweeted his condolences, Raju Hiranis father passed away this morning. He was a great inspiration to Raju and also to all of us! Suresh, who migrated to India after the partition of the country, used to run a typing institute in Nagpur.