Satish Kaushik passes away 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 a postmortem.
His close associate and best friend Anupam Kher took to Twitter to announce the sad news. Kher’s tweet said, “I know that ‘death is the ultimate truth of this world’ But never in my dreams did I think that I would write this for my best friend #SatishKaushik while I was alive . Such a sudden stop in 45 years of friendship! Life will never be the same without you SATISH! Om Shanti!” Kher also shared a black and white photo where he and Kaushik are seen together.
குத்தை முக்கு “மிட்டு ही इस दुनिय का अंस”! पर ये बात में जीते जी कबही अपने जिगरी दोस्त #Satishkaushik के बारे… https://t.co/Ced5Yq5Hoe
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 1678319204000
Kangana Ranaut also reacted to the news and said, “Woke up to this terrible news, he was my biggest cheerleader, a very successful actor and director #SatishKaushik ji in person was also a very kind and genuine man, I loved running him on Emergency. He will be missed, Om Shanti.”
Satish Kaushik was born on 13 April 1956. His main role was that of the character Calendar in Shekhar Kapur’s Mr India. He had also made an impact with early releases like Jaane Bhi Do Yaro, Mandi and Woh 7 Din.
Kaushik made a transition in 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 death, Subhash Ghai told ETimes, “There are very few actors who are close to me in real life. People 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 talked about Karan Razdan’s film for the premiere of that film. Satish was very excited as usual. He was talking about his next film , the next film he’s going to direct. He was a great artist, whether it was on the stage, the big screen, the small screen or whether he was writing. He was brilliant in everything he did.”
Juhi Chawla, who shared a great bond with him and also worked with him in her last film, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’, told ETimes, “I am saddened to hear about Satishji. I remember watching and loving him on screen as ‘Calendar’ in ‘Mr India’. He was also so happy to be with us, playing Chintuji’s (Rishi Kapoor) friend in ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’. He had such a cheerful and cool screen presence. May his soul rest in peace.”