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Indian PM leads tributes as Bollywood mourns Satish Kaushik

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of veteran actor Satish Kaushik stating that "he was a creative genius who won hearts".

The renowned actor passed away on March 8 late night at the age of 67 after suffering a heart attack. Anupam Kher first took to social media to confirm the death of his decades-old friend on March 9 early morning (India time).

Director Hansal Mehta wrote, "Satish ji gone too soon. Don't even know how to say that you will be missed dearly. Your hunger for better characters, your passion for stories and your love for life are irreplaceable. Our film together 'Ek Director Ki Maut' now is no longer a film. Om Shanti." Hansal has recently directed Satish Kaushik in his much-acclaimed series 'Scam 1992' Season one.

Filmmaker Farah Khan wrote, "RIP Satish Kaushik. Too Sudden and too sad... the kindest, happiest man."

Kangana Ranaut wrote, "Woke up to this horrible news, he was my biggest cheerleader, a very successful actor and director #SatishKaushikji personally was also a very kind and genuine man, I loved directing him in 'Emergency'. He will be missed, Om Shanti."

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