“What a performer we lost…An actor of great caliber, versatility and excellence. Feeling extremely sad….May his soul rest in peace… We will miss him,” shared a saddened Rituparna when ETimes reached out to her.
Rituparna further added, “He was such a wonderful personality I met him in kolkata too once!! We worked in several films – ‘Gauri the unborn’ ‘Mittal vs Mittal’, ‘Agha’ and some more. He was such a versatile actor. We grew up seeing his film Mr. India where he played calendar the iconic character and also as a director he was such a great master. Though I had less interactions with him but he always had a word of encouragement for me…He admired my work in some specific Bengali films and best moment was he always tried to say one or two Bengali words whenever he used to meet me. As a co-star Satisji was extremely humble and always smiling. He had a very effervescent nature truly adorable. I am deeply sad by his demise.”
Actor-director Satish Kaushik was at a farmhouse celebrating Holi in Delhi’s Bijwasan last night when he started feeling unwell and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Gurugram. However, doctors declared him brought dead, according to reports. Preliminary examination suggested that he died of a heart attack. His tragic death hours after celebrating Holi with his friends and colleagues has literally shocked the Indian film industry, and tributes have been pouring in since the news broke out in the morning.