NEW DELHI: The mortal remains of late veteran actor Satish Kaushik, who passed away at 66 following a heart attack on Wednesday, will be brought to Mumbai today for his final rites, said sources.
"Kaushik's body will be sent to Mumbai in an air ambulance from Delhi today" they added.
His body had been brought to Delhi's Deen Dayal Hospital for post-mortem examination.
On March 7, Satish Kaushik attended the Holi bash of Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar in Mumbai. His photos and videos at the party were doing the rounds on the internet.
A day later, he travelled to Delhi on Wednesday to attend a close friend's Holi party when he reportedly fell sick, sources said.
Actor Anupam Kher, a close friend of Satish, was the first one to share the news of his demise on social media in the early hours of Thursday morning.
"Actor Satish Kaushik passes away," Actor Anupam Kher tweets along with a picture of both actors.
In a tweet in Hindi, Kher 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 a friendship of 45 years!! Life will NEVER be the same without you SATISH! Om Shanti!"
Following this, several Bollywood celebs including Kangana Ranaut, Hansal Mehta, Farah Khan and Arbaaz Khan among others, also poured their condolences on social media.
In January, Satish shared a video of himself on social media in which he was seen sweating it out in the gym. He could be seen carrying weights with utmost determination.
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