Veteran Indian Actor-Writer-Director Satish Kaushik passed away on 9 March at the age of 66 in Gurgaon. As per sources, he suffered a Heart Attack, and collapsed on the way to hospital. His body will be brought back to Bombay after a post mortem.
Tweeting his personal account, actor Anupam Kher broke the news early morning on 9 March.
जानता हूँ “मृत्यु ही इस दुनिया का अंतिम सच है!” पर ये बात मैं जीते जी कभी अपने जिगरी दोस्त #SatishKaushik के बारे में लिखूँगा, ये मैंने सपने में भी नहीं सोचा था।45 साल की दोस्ती पर ऐसे अचानक पूर्णविराम !! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH ! ओम् शांति! 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/WC5Yutwvqc— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) March 8, 2023
The last tweets from Satish Kaushik were to Anupam Kher, wishing him on his birthday on 8 March and before that he shared pictures of his Holi celebrations with Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi at their home in Bombay.
Satish Kaushik played iconic comic roles like Calendar in the 1987 Bollywood flick Mr India, Pappu Pager in the 1997 comedy Deewana Mastana, among others. His will be seen in Kangana Ranaut's EMERGENCY (where he plays the politician Jagjivan Ram) and his latest film was the 2022 THAR, which was shot in Rajasthan. Satish Kaushik won the Best Supporting Actor award at the OTT Play Awards 2022 for his role in Thar. For those who are not aware, Satish Kaushik wrote the dialogs for the the 1983 comic drama Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, where he also played the part of a corrupt builder Tarneja.
Satish Kaushik with Anil Kapoor in "Thar"
Satish Kaushik as Jagjivan Ram in "Emergency"