Veteran actor-director Satish Kaushik known for his immense contribution to the Indian Film industry passed away on Wednesday.
Actor Anupam Kher informed about the sudden demise of Kaushik on Thursday early morning in a tweet in Hindi. Kher wrote, “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 #SatishKaushik while alive. Such a sudden full stop on a friendship of 45 years!! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH! Om Shanti!”
Kher was not the only one to pay his condolence on the actor’s death, actors and politicians from across the country paid their last respect to the departed soul.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann were among others who offered condolences on the demise of the veteran actor.
“May God give him a place in its divine feet and give strength to the family to bear this huge loss, Satish Kaushik will always be remembered for his unmatched acting and direction,” CM Khatter wrote a tributary note on Twitter while expressing his grief on the actor’s demise.
प्रसिद्ध फिल्म निर्देशक, अभिनेता व हरियाणा फिल्म प्रमोशन बोर्ड के चेयरमैन श्री सतीश कौशिक जी के असामयिक निधन से बेहद स्तब्ध हूँ।
बेमिसाल अभिनय एवं निर्देशन हेतु उन्हें सदैव स्मरण किया जाएगा।
ईश्वर से दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में ध्यान देने की प्रार्थना करता हूँ।
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) March 9, 2023
SAD president Badal in a tweet wrote, “Shocked to learn about the passing away of Bollywood’s legendary personality Mr #SatishKaushik. He was a wonderful actor, comedian, screenwriter, director & producer. My condolences to his loved ones in this difficult time.”
“The demise of eminent actor and film director Mr. Satish Kaushik is extremely sad and an irreparable loss to the film world. May Lord Shri Ram give place to the departed soul in his holy feet and strength to the bereaved family members and his fans to bear this immense sorrow. Om Shanti!” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in a tweet on Thursday.
प्रख्यात अभिनेता एवं फिल्म निर्देशक श्री सतीश कौशिक जी का निधन अत्यंत दुःखद तथा फिल्म जगत की अपूरणीय क्षति है।
प्रभु श्री राम दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान तथा शोकाकुल परिजनों व उनके प्रशंसकों को यह असीम दुःख सहने की शक्ति दें।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) March 9, 2023
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann also expressed his grief on the actor’s death, “The untimely passing of Satish Kaushik ji is very sad. Satish ji will always be alive in our hearts through your art…”
ਸਤੀਸ਼ ਕੌਸ਼ਿਕ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਬੇਵਕਤ ਚਲੇ ਜਾਣਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਦੁੱਖਦਾਇਕ ਹੈ..ਸਤੀਸ਼ ਜੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੀ ਕਲਾ ਜ਼ਰੀਏ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਸਾਡੇ ਦਿਲਾਂ ਚ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਾ ਰਹੋਗੇ … pic.twitter.com/qnejgNs59p
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) March 9, 2023
Reportedly, veteran actor-director Kaushik, 67 passed away due to cardiac arrest.
Satish Kaushik, belonged to the Mahendragarh district of Haryana and was holding the chairmanship of the Haryana Film Promotion Board.