Actor Satish Kaushik dies at 66 due to heart attack
Noted Hindi actor, comedian, filmmaker, and screenwriter Satish Kaushik passed away in the wee hours of Thursday (March 9) due to a heart attack. He was 66. Fellow actor and his close friend of 45 years, Anupam Kher shared the information about his demise on Twitter. Kaushik was seen at Javed Akhtar's Holi bash on Tuesday. May his soul rest in peace.
A day ago, Kaushik wished everyone a happy Holi
Kaushik was quite active on social media and regularly posted his personal and professional updates. In his last tweet on Tuesday (March 7), Kaushik shared a series of pictures from Akhtar-Shabana Azmi's Holi party in Mumbai and expressed joy upon meeting "the newlywed couple" Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal. Following his demise, fans, Kauhik's colleagues, and other celebrities have left condolences under this tweet.
This was his last post
Body to be brought to Mumbai for last rites
As per reports, Kaushik was in Delhi-NCR when the unfortunate incident took place. The NSD alum was reportedly admitted to Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, and his postmortem will now be conducted at Delhi's Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital. Once the postmortem is done, the body will be flown to Mumbai for the cremation. Several noted Bollywood celebrities are expected to attend the funeral.
Kaushik's last film will be Kangana Ranaut's 'Emergency'
Reportedly, Kaushik's last project will be Kangana Ranaut-directed Emergency, based on the period of Emergency imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975-77. Kaushik will be seen playing the role of late freedom fighter and former Defence Minister Jagjivan Ram in the historical period drama, co-starring Ranaut, Shreyas Talpade, and Milind Soman, among others. It is scheduled to release around October-November this year.
Take a quick look at Kaushik's sprawling career
In a sprawling career spanning over four decades, Kaushik infused life into numerous films in different genres. His most notable movies include Mr. India, Deewana Mastana, Saajan Chale Sasural, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Woh 7 Din, Swarg, Gharwali Baharwali, Masoom, and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, among others. He had also directed Tere Naam, Kaagaz, and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, among others.