Satish Kaushik dies at 66, Anupam Kher and Kangana Ranaut react

Actor-writer-director Satish Kaushik passed away at the age of 66 in Gurugram on March 9. His body will be brought to Mumbai after an autopsy is conducted.
His close colleague and best friend Anupam Kher took to Twitter to announce the sad news. Kher’s Tweet stated, “I know ‘death is the ultimate truth in this world’ But I never thought in my dreams that I would write this thing about my best friend #SatishKaushik while I was alive. Such a sudden punctuation on friendship through 45 years!! Life will NEVER be the same without you FULL! Om Shanti!” Kher also shared a black and white picture where he and Kaushik are seen together.

Kangana Ranaut also reacted to the news and shared, “Woke up to this horrible news, he was my biggest cheerleader, a very successful actor and director #SatishKaushik ji personally was also a very kind and genuine man, I loved directing him in emergencies. He will be missed, Om Shanti.”

Satish Kaushik was born on 13 April 1956. His breakout role was the character Calendar in Shekhar Kapur’s Mr India. He had also made an impression with early releases like Jaane Bhi Do Yaro, Mandi and Woh 7 Din.

Kaushik made a transition to direction with Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. Tere Naam and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain are some of his popular films as a director.

Reacting to the actor’s demise, Subhash Ghai told ETimes, “There are very few actors who are close to me in real life. People whom I can call and share happy and sad moments with. Satish was one of them since the time we worked together in ‘Ram Lakhan’. I met him last month. We were talking about Karan Razdan’s film about the premiere of that film. Satish was very excited as usual. He was talking about his next film, the next film he will directing. He was a great artist, whether he was on stage, on the big screen, on the small screen or writing. He was great at everything he did.”

Juhi Chawla, who shared a good bond with him and also worked with him in her last film, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’, told ETimes, “I’m sorry to hear about Satishji. I remember seeing him and loving him on screen as ‘Kalender’ in ‘Mr India’. He was also so happy to be with us playing Chintuji’s (Rishi Kapoor’s) buddy in ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’. He had such a happy and cheeky screen presence. May his soul rest in peace.”

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