Veteran Bollywood actor-writer-director Satish Kaushik popularly 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 today.
His tweet read, “जानता हूँ “मृत्यु ही इस दुनिया का अंतिम सच है!” पर ये बात मैं जीते जी कभी अपने जिगरी दोस्त #SatishKaushik के बारे में लिखूँगा, ये मैंने सपने में भी नहीं सोचा था।45 साल की दोस्ती पर ऐसे अचानक पूर्णविराम !! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH ! ओम् शांति!”
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 status over the years. Satish Kaushik 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 Naam’, among many others.
Many Bollywood personalities have paid tributes to the multifaceted artiste after learning about the news of his demise.