Actor Laid to Rest; Anupam Kher Breaks Down; Salman, Ranbir Pay Tribute
The actor-filmmaker died on Wednesday in Delhi. He was 66. The initial postmortem report suggests cardiac arrest as the cause of his death. The news of his death has sent shockwaves across the Hindi film industry.
Several Bollywood celebrities including Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Riteish Deshmukh, Sonu Sood and Rakul Preet Singh mourned the demise of the iconic comic star. In a tweet in Hindi, Anupam Kher wrote, “I know ‘death is the ultimate truth of this world,’ but I never thought in my dreams that I would write this thing about my best friend #SatishKaushik while alive. Such a sudden full stop on a friendship of 45 years!! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH! Om Shanti!”
Kaushik suffered the heart attack on the way to the hospital in New Delhi, Kher told CNN-News18. His body will be brought to Mumbai on Thursday. The late actor-director even attended veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar’s Holi party on Tuesday. He had also shared a bunch of photos from his Holi celebrations with Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, and Javed Akhtar on his official Twitter account on March 7.
Satish Kaushik, who was born on April 13, 1956, was an actor, director, producer, comedian and screenwriter. Kaushik was known for starring in movies such as “Mr India”, “Deewana Mastana,” “Ram Lakhan” and “Saajan Chale Sasural” and directing Salman Khan-starrer “Tere Naam”. He was last seen in Rakul Preet Singh starrer “Chhatriwali”. He was set to essay the role of freedom fighter and former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram in Kangana Ranaut starrer Emergency.
Kaushik was an alumnus National School of Drama and Film and Television Institute of India. He was married to Shashi Kaushik in 1985. His son, Shanu Kaushik died in 1996 when he was just two years old. In 2012, his daughter Vanshika was born through surrogacy.
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