Bollywood actor and director Satish Kaushik, known for his roles like Calendar in Mr India, passed away at 67 in the early hours of Thursday. Kaushik reportedly succumbed to a heart attack while travelling in a car. Doctors tried reviving Kaushik but he breathed his last on March 9.
He is survived by his wife Shashi and daughter 11-year-old Vanshika Kaushik. His body has been taken to Deendayal Hospital for postmortem and is expected to be handed over to his family at around 3 pm, following which his last rites will be conducted. The news of Kaushik’s death was confirmed by his friend and National Award-winning actor Anupam Kher in a tweet.
” Early Thursday morning, actor Anupam Kher shared the news about Satish’s death in a tweet. He 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!”
An alumnus of the National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India, Kaushik was best known for his roles in films such as “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”, “Mr India”, “Deewana Mastana”, and “Udta Punjab”.
Known for his comic timing, Kaushik was also a director. His most popular films as a filmmaker are Salman Khan starrer “Tere Naam” and “Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai”, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Tusshar Kapoor.
He shared his last post on Twitter on Holi. Taking to the social media platform, Satish on Tuesday posted several pictures as he celebrated the occasion with his friends from the Hindi film industry. Satish was part of the Holi party hosted by lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife-actor Shabana Azmi.
Colourful Happy Fun #Holi party at Janki Kutir Juhu by @Javedakhtarjadu @babaazmi @AzmiShabana @tanviazmi.. met the newly wed beautiful couple @alifazal9 @RichaChadha.. wishing Happy Holi to everyone 🌹🌹🌹🌺🌺🌺🌺 #friendship #festival #Holi2023 #colors pic.twitter.com/pa6MqUKdku
— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) March 7, 2023