Himesh Reshammiya, who worked with the late actor-filmmaker in several films including ‘Tere Naam’, joined hordes of fans and friends on social media to mourn his demise. In a statement to ETimes, the singer-actor expressed his grief over Kaushik’s sudden demise, saying, “I can’t believe it, it’s shocking, Satish ji was such a warm person with whom I worked in many films. Learned a lot. What we did together. I have so many memories of him, I can’t believe he’s gone.”
Himesh recalled his meeting with Satish at a party recently, saying, “He was full of new ideas and thoughts.”
Kaushik and Reshammiya worked together on several film projects over the years. The filmmaker also approached the singer to sing for his films. According to the singer, the filmmakers “never shied away from experimenting.” He explained, “During the recording of ‘Kyun Kisko Wafa Ke Badle Wafa Nahi Milti’ for ‘Tere Naam’, I wanted to record the entire track without any rhythm section in the song, I wanted the entire song to be just bass and percussion. Which was huge. A risk and an experiment during those days but he said we should go with whatever is working for the song and we recorded the entire track without any hardcore rhythm section.”
Expressing his condolences to Kaushik’s family, the singer said, “With such positive energy, his smile, his sense of humor and his warmth and love will always be with us all.”
“May his soul rest in peace and God give strength to the family,” he concluded.
Satish Kaushik died of a heart attack on Thursday morning. He was only 66 years old.
According to Anupam Kher, Kaushik was at a friend’s house in Delhi when he complained of uneasiness. “He felt uneasy and asked the driver to take him to the hospital and on the way he suffered a heart attack around 1 am,” Kher told PTI.
Kaushik is survived by his wife and daughter.