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Satish Kaushik passes away

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Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik passed away following a heart attack early Thursday morning, said his close friend and industry colleague Anupam Kher.

He was 66.

According to Kher, Kaushik was at a friend’s home in Delhi when he complained of uneasiness.

“He felt uneasy and he told driver to take him to the hospital and on the way he suffered a heart attack around 1 am,” Kher told PTI.

An alumnus of the National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India, Kaushik was best known for his roles in films such as “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”, “Mr India”, “Deewana Mastana”, and “Udta Punjab”.

Kaushik’s last post on his official Twitter account was a series of pictures from the annual Holi celebrations organized by noted lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar on March 7 in Mumbai.

Known for his comic timing, Kaushik was also a director. His most popular films as a filmmaker are Salman Khan starrer “Tere Naam” and “Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai”, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Tusshar Kapoor.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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