'It Was Not Your Turn': Javed Akhtar, Neena Gupta Pay Tribute to Satish Kaushik

Just a day before his demise on 8 March, Satish Kaushik attended Javed Akhtar's Holi party in Mumbai.

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'It Was Not Your Turn': Javed Akhtar, Neena Gupta Pay Tribute to Satish Kaushik
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The sudden demise of actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik has taken the film industry by shock. The 66-year-old actor passed away following a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, 8 March. Several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to pay their tribute to the veteran.


Javed Akhtar took to Twitter and penned a heartfelt note for Kaushik. "Satish a man full of warmth love and humour was like a brother to me since almost forty years . He was twelve years younger than me . Satish ji , it was not your turn," he wrote.

Just a day before his demise, Kaushik was spotted at Akhtar's Holi party in Mumbai, where he celebrated the festival with several other Bollywood celebrities.

Actor Neena Gupta also paid her condolences to the late actor. She shared an emotional video on Instagram, remembering her college days with Kaushik.

Here, take a look:

Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar also paid his tribute to the veteran. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "Cud nvr hv thought abt writing an obit for #SatishKaushik. Jovial & Sharp, NSD buddy & someone so close to my family. Virtuously talented, his wit & comic which perhaps came from his luv for Theatre wr a treat. To wake up to this has been so hard for Nadira. Will miss u so much."

Actor-comedian Johny Lever also penned a heartfelt note for the late actor. "The 1st time I met Satish ji was in the year ‘85, he was an Ast. director on an ad film we did together & just last week we were shooting 2gethr. A great actor, director & producer. It’s a huge loss for us & the industry. Prayers & condolences for the family Rip #satishkaushik ji," he wrote on Twitter.

Kaushik's Jolly LLB co-actor, Akshay Kumar, also shared an emotional note on Twitter. "Chanda Mama is gone. Deeply saddened to hear about Satish Kaushik ji’s demise. Will remember him for the spontaneous laughter he brought to the sets of Mr & Mrs Khiladi. Am sure he’s already making everyone smile in heaven. Om Shanti," he wrote.

Arjun Kapoor also went on to write a long note stating, "I grew up around you satish uncle… u made me laugh on camera & off it… it’s tough to explain what I feel because you were perhaps the happiest part of my childhood memories. Always smiling always had a story to tell always had a moment to recollect… your voice echoes in my ears even now."

"I’m blessed that we shared screen space in namaste England briefly for me that was an amazing moment to be on screen with u after being a child running around ur sets of prem and roop ki rani choron ka raja…
Ur talent everyone knows ur kindness everyone will know thru the stories we all will share from having known u…I feel like I lost a part of my childhood today and I know dad anil chachu Sanjay all of us we miss you.
You were are & shall always remain family to all of us," he added.

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