Satish Kaushik, an actor-director, died on Wednesday at the age of 67.
Anupam Kher, a close friend of Satish, first shared the news on social media in the early hours of Thursday morning. Soon after Anupam broke the news, Bollywood celebrities began sending condolence messages in response to the death of the veteran actor.
According to reports, the actor died of cardiac arrest.
Director Hansal Mehta wrote, “Satish ji gone too soon. Don’t even know how to say that you will be missed dearly. Your hunger for better characters, your passion for stories and your love for life are irreplaceable. Our film together ‘Ek Director Ki Maut’ now is no longer a film. Om Shanti.” Hansal has recently directed Satish in his much-acclaimed series ‘Scam 1992’ Season one.
Filmmaker Farah Khan wrote, “RIP Satish Kaushik. Too Sudden and too sad… the kindest, happiest man.”
Kangana Ranaut wrote, “Woke up to this horrible news, he was my biggest cheerleader, a very successful actor and director #SatishKaushikji personally was also a very kind and genuine man, I loved directing him in ‘Emergency’. He will be missed, Om Shanti,” ‘Emergency’ is an ambitious project in which Kangana played the character of the Indian former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Satish Kaushik played the character of politician Jagjivan Ram in the movie.
Sharing happy pictures with Satish, actor Arbaaz Khan wrote, “RIP Satishji. You will be missed. Om Shanti.”
Director Subhash Ghai wrote, “It’s just heart shattering news for me that we lost our one best friend #DEAR SATISH – a man who always laughed even in worst crisis and stood by anyone in his crisis ” A great artiste. Greater human being greatest friend I know. He left us so sudden so soon.
I m sad. Om shanti.”