Veteran Bollywood actor and director Satish Kaushik passed away on Thursday morning after suffering a massive heart attack. The news of his untimely death was mourned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who took to Twitter to pay his respects to the “creative genius” who won hearts with his acting and direction.
Kaushik, an alumnus of the National School of Drama, was known for his memorable roles in iconic films like ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’, ‘Mr India’, ‘Ram Lakhan‘ and ‘Haseena Maan Jayegi’, among others. He also directed two of the costliest films of their time, ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ and ‘Prem’.
Pained by the untimely demise of noted film personality Shri Satish Kaushik Ji. He was a creative genius who won hearts thanks to his wonderful acting and direction. His works will continue to entertain audiences. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 9, 2023
The actor had shared pictures of his Holi celebration with Javed Akhtar and other Bollywood stars on his social media handles before the unfortunate event.
The demise of Satish Kaushik has left a void in the Indian film industry that will be difficult to fill. The talented actor and director will always be remembered for his contribution to the world of cinema. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans.