BOLLYWOOD star Satish Kaushik has died after reportedly suffering a heart attack while traveling in a car in India.
The actor and filmmaker, 66, was journeying through the capital of Delhi when he instructed his driver to divert to the hospital.
Satish Kaushik is regarded as a Bollywood legend
Close pals told local media Satish “felt uneasy” and began complaining of being unwell in the motor at about 1am on Thursday morning.
The Mr India star was rushed to hospital, where doctors sadly pronounced him dead upon arrival.
His nephew Nishaan Kaushik told BBC Hindi that Satish had suffered a heart attack.
Tributes from Bollywood legends have begun to pour in for the renowned actor and director in wake of his sudden death.
Friend and fellow actor Anupam Kher told of his heartbreak at the news in a poignant Twitter post.
He wrote: “I know ‘death is the ultimate truth of this world!’
“But I never thought in my dreams that I would write this thing about my best friend #SatishKaushik while alive.
“Such a sudden full stop on friendship of 45 years!! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH! Om Shanti!”