Akhtar tweeted, “The one who used to wake up for gatherings..the one who used to laugh with friends..what will happen to him today or has he slept with a fire blanket as soon as evening comes.”
Kaushik attended a Holi bash hosted by Akhtar and his actor-wife Shabana Azmi at their Mumbai residence just a day before his death.
Akhtar tweeted these lines after attending the last rites of Kaushik, who died in Gurugram on Thursday at the age of 66. He passed away after cardiac arrest.
After the postmortem at Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, his body was taken to his home in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon.
The last rites of the actor were performed at a cremation ground in Mumbai. Anupam Kher, Sham Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor were among Bollywood celebs who visited Kaushik’s Mumbai residence to pay their last respects to the late actor.
Over the years, Satish established himself as one of the most sought-after character actors in Bollywood, often playing supporting roles connected to the plot. He was also known for his work as a writer and director, having directed films like ‘Roop Ki Aar Choron Ka Raja’ and ‘Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain’.
Satish began his career as a stage actor, acting in plays across Delhi before moving to Mumbai to pursue his dream of a career in Bollywood.