Actor Satish Kaushik, famed as 'Calendar' in 'Mr. India', passes away at 67, PM mourns
Mumbai / New Delhi , Mar 09, 2023, IANS
Veteran Bollywood actor-writer-director Satish Kaushik - remembered as 'Calendar' in the film "Mr. India" - passed away at 67 late on Wednesday.
His friend and another legendary actor Anupam Kher shared the news in a tweet early Thursday.
Born in Haryana, Kaushik was an alumnus of the NSD and the FTII, and started his film career in the early 1980s.
He penned the dialogues for the 1983 classic "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron", which acquired a cult following over the years.
He is known for his comic roles as 'Calendar' in "Mr India", 'Pappu Pager' in "Deewana Mastana" among many others.
Kaushik also gave sterling performances in other films like "Ram Lakhan" and "Saajan Chale Sasural".
He directed Sridevi's film, "Roop Ki Rani, Choron Ka Raja" and later "Prem", both disasters, but he got his big hit with "Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hain" and also "Tere Sang", among many others.
Many Bollywood personalities have paid tributes to the multifaceted artiste after learning about the news of his demise.
'Creative genius who won hearts': PM mourns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the death of veteran actor and director Satish Kaushik, who passed away early Thursday.
In a tweet, Modi said, "Pained by the untimely demise of noted film personality Shri Satish Kaushik Ji. He was a creative genius who won hearts thanks to his wonderful acting and direction. His works will continue to entertain audiences. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti."
Kaushik passed away at around 1 a.m in the national capital, after he suffered a massive heart attack. He was 66.
An alumnus of the National School of Drama, Kaushik is remembered for his roles in films like 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', 'Mr India', 'Ram Lakhan' and 'Haseena Maan Jayegi' among many others.
Kaushik also directed 'Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja' and 'Prem', two of the costliest films of their times.