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Actor-Director Satish Kaushik passes away

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Actor-Director Satish Kaushik passed away on early Thursday morning after he suffered a heart attack in New Delhi. He was 66.

Kaushik was at a farmhouse in Delhi’s Bijwasan last night when he started feeling unwell and was rushed to a hospital in Gurugram. “He felt dizzy late in the night and was taken to the Fortis Hospital in Gurugram where he was declared brought dead on arrival,” hospital sources said.

Nothing suspicious has emerged in the investigation into the actor’s death, sources in Delhi South West police said.

The sources added that further examination will provide more information on the cause and time of death.

The post-mortem was conducted at Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, hospital authorities said. The last rites of the multi-faceted artiste will be held in Mumbai this evening.

Kaushik arrived in Delhi yesterday to celebrate Holi with his friends here.

Kaushik, whose directing credits include “Tere Naam” and “Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai”, is survived by his wife and daughter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death. “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,” the prime minister tweeted.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Kaushik’s “contribution to Indian cinema, artistic creations and performances will always be remembered”.



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