Actor-director Satish Kaushik dies of heart attack, condolences pour in
Mumbai: Condolences poured as actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik passed away following a heart attack early Thursday morning. He was 66.
Confirming the news, his close friend and industry colleague Anupam Kher expressed shock over his sudden demise in a tweet: “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!”
According to Kher, Kaushik was at a friend’s home in Delhi when he complained of uneasiness. “He felt uneasy and he told driver to take him to the hospital and on the way he suffered a heart attack around 1 am,” he said.
His body is at the Fortis hospital, Gurugram, and will be brought to Mumbai after postmortem. He is survived by his wife Shashi and 11-year-old daughter Vanshika.
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”.
Director Madhur Bhandarkar also paid his last respects and said that the actor was always vibrant, energetic, and full of life.