Satish Kaushik passes away at 66 due to Heart Attack

Bollywood actor and director Satish Kaushik passed away at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack in Delhi.

Satish Kaushik passes away at 66 due to Heart Attack f

"He's no more now. It's very scary and sad."

Satish Kaushik has passed away at the age of 66 in Delhi.

His nephew Nishaan Kaushik said the Bollywood actor and director suffered a heart attack on the morning of March 9, 2023.

Satish fell ill at his farmhouse and was rushed to hospital, however, doctors said he was dead on arrival.

Following the announcement, Bollywood stars paid tribute to the icon.

Anupam Kher tweeted: “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 Satish Kaushik while alive.

“Such a sudden full stop on our friendship of 45 years!! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH! Om Shanti!”

Salman Khan tweeted: “Always loved cared and respected him and shall always remember him for the man that he was.

“May his soul rest in peace and strength to family and loved ones… #RIP Satish Ji.”

Neena Gupta wrote: “I woke up with very sad news.

“There’s only one person in the whole world who called me Nancy, and I used to call him Kaushikan.

“Our friendship goes back to our college days, and we’ve shared a long association, whether we met often or not. He’s no more now. It’s very scary and sad.

“His daughter Vanshika and his wife Shashi – it’s a very difficult time for them, and I’m always there for them if they ever need me.

“May God give them the strength to deal with this loss, especially, Vanshika.”

Akshay Kumar said: “Chanda Mama is gone. Deeply saddened to hear about Satish Kaushik ji’s demise.

“Will remember him for the spontaneous laughter he brought to the sets of Mr & Mrs Khiladi. Am sure he’s already making everyone smile in heaven. Om Shanti.”

Fans also paid tribute to the actor, with #RIPLegend trending on Twitter.

Satish Kaushik’s breakthrough role came in 1987’s Mr India, where he played a cook named Calendar.

In the film, Calendar takes care of a group of orphaned children and cooks for them. His constant run-ins with the children leads to humourous dialogues and funny situations.

“Calendar, give us food” was a dialogue that the children in the film often repeated and it became part of the lives of Indians who grew up in the 1990s.

The role highlighted the comic timing he would later become known for.

Satish went on to play memorable characters in the likes of Ram Lakhan, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and Deewana Mastana.

He was also an accomplished director, responsible for directing hits like Tere Naam.

Satish Kaushik is survived by his wife Shashi Kaushik, whom he had been married to since 1985.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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