“Life will never be the same without you, Satish.” This was said by Anupam Kher after losing his dear friend Satish Kaushik. The 66-year-old director died of an alleged heart attack. Now, Anupam Kher has shared a video message in memory of Satish Kaushik on Instagram. The actor spoke about his 45-year friendship. He said, “The reason I’m here today talking to you is because I need to get over the sense of loss of my friend Satish Kaushik… It’s killing me.” Speaking about their bond, he added: “Our friendship was deep. After so many years, it becomes a habit that you never want to lose. It’s hard because 45 years is a long time to be with someone.”
Anupam Kher also reminisced about her days at the National School of Drama. She added: “We saw our dreams together. We started our journey together at the National School of Drama in the month of July 1975. We both came to Mumbai one after the other… We worked hard to get to where we are today.” The actor said that he and Satish Kaushik used to call every day.
Anupam Kher continued: “Right now, I can’t concentrate. But as they say, you have to move on and I’ll have to do that too. This is what life teaches us.” Sharing the video message on Instagram, Anupam Kher wrote: “Letter to my friend!! My dear Satish Kaushik. You will always be a part of my life… But I need to move on… To keep your memory alive.”
In response to the post, singer Sophie Choudry wrote: “Sending you love and strength! This was a blessed friendship and the love remains forever. And his memory will live on forever through his amazing work and through you.” Sonu Nigam also dropped a candid note in the comments. “Om shanti. And, internally very much in love to see this beautiful love between you two. I am sure you will never let him get away from you spiritually,” she would say. Actress Isha Koppikar added: “I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be going through. But I do know the feeling of everlasting friendship.”
Satish Kaushik was cremated in Oshiwara, Mumbai on Thursday night.
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