The untimely death of 66-year-old actor-writer-director Satish Kaushik shocked many in the Bollywood film industry. As news of his death, reportedly due to a heart attack, spread like wildfire on social media, many members of the fraternity shared posts about the late actor and expressed their condolences. One such flashback image was also shared by actress Celina Jaitly on Twitter. Sharing the black and white photo of Satish Kaushik, the actress wrote: “Kuch arsey pehle @satishkaushik2 ji had posted this humble photo of her first morning arrival in Mumbai, she has been an integral part of Indian cinema ever since, Mr India without Calendar, Bollywood without #tereNaam is unimaginable. Rest in peace sir and thank you for being YOU.”
Here’s a look at the post:
kuch ass pehle @satishkaushik2 ji had posted this humble photo of his first morning arrival in Mumbai, he has been an integral part of Indian cinema ever since, Mr India without Calendar, Bollywood without #terenaam it is unimaginable. Rest in peace sir and thank you for being YOU! pic.twitter.com/6qr9pL03E4
— Celina Jaitly (@CelinaJaitly) March 9, 2023
Notably, the same image was shared by the late actor in 2020 on Twitter. The monochrome image shows a young Satish Kaushik standing next to a train, on a platform with a bag slung over his shoulder. “I came to Mumbai to become an actor on August 9, 1979 by Paschim Express. August 10 was the first morning in Mumbai. Mumbai gave me work, friends, wife, children, home, love, warmth, struggle, success, failures and Courage to live happily. Good morning Mumbai and everyone who gave me more than I dreamed of.” red the caption of the actor’s photo. Have a look.
I came to Mumbai to become an actor on August 9, 1979 by Paschim Express. August 10 was the first morning in Mumbai. Mumbai gave me Job, Friends, Wife, Children, Home, Love, Warmth, Struggle, Success, Failures and Courage to live happily Good morning Mumbai and all who gave me more than I dreamed of. Thank you🙏 pic.twitter.com/dTuoPmEQKA
— Satish Kaushik (@satishkaushik2) August 10, 2020
Earlier in the day, Anil Kapoor, who shared a great bond with his Mr. India co-star Satish Kaushik, shared a heartbreaking post about the death of his “little brother.” Anil Kapoor took several photos with Satish Kaushik and wrote: “The Laurels of the industry have lost their Hardy… the Three Musketeers have lost the most talented, generous and loving musketeer and I have lost my little brother… it was too soon… I love you Satish.” Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher were best friends. The first image is a monochrome photo of Anil Kapoor and Satish Kaushik, followed by an image from the sets of Mr. India, also with director Satish Kaushik. See the post here.
Apart from Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and celebrities also expressed their sincere condolences.
Satish Kaushik is a student of the prestigious National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India. He is known for his work in movies like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, udta punjab, mr india, deewana mastana. As a director he has movies like Tere Naam, Milenge Milengeand Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai to your credit. Satish Kaushik is survived by his wife Shashi Kaushik and his daughter Vanshika.
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