Veteran Bollywood actor turned-filmmaker Satish Kaushik has died at 67 at his home in Delhi, confirms actor and close friend Anupam Kher.
Kher revealed the news via a tweet on his Twitter account “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’s body has been taken to the Delhi hospital for Postmortem.
Two days before his death, Kaushik who was also a producer, comedian and screenwriter celebrated Holi at Javed Akhtar’s home.
He was joined at the party by Richa Chadha, Mahima Chaudhary, Ali Fazal and also shared photos from the celebration on Twitter.
Kaushik who was born on April 13, 1956, graduated from Kirori Mal College and was an alumnus of the National School of Drama and Film and Television Institute of India.
He has acted in films like Ram Lakhan, Saajan Chale Sasural, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and became a household name for his portrayal of Calendar in Shekhar Kapur’s Mr India.
He has also directed multiple films such as Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Tere Naam, Kyon Ki, and most recently, Kaagaz with Pankaj Tripathi. He was last seen in Chhatriwali with Rakul Preet Singh. His upcoming film is Kangana’s Emergency, in which he plays Jagjivan Ram.