Filmmaker Raj Kaushal passed away after suffering from a heart attack. Popular actor Mandira Bedi’s husband was in his 50s. Kaushal’s family friend and actor Rohit Roy confirmed the news to PTI. “He passed away today morning, at around 4.30 am at his home. He had a heart attack,” Roy said.
Later, Rohit posted an emotional note saying goodbye to Raj Kaushal. “And just like that, he’s gone, even without saying good bye. Too numb with grief and shock to react. This is not fair, just not fair,” he wrote.
“Raj, my friend, my brother, keep spreading the cheer where ever your next abode is. Knowing your penchant for good homes, I am sure you are looking for a good spot in heaven RIGHT NOW! We all loved you dearly and you know that. Unfortunately, we kept saying next week next week and that week never came. See you on the other side my bro. Till we raise hell again, REST IN PEACE,” he concluded.
One of my oldest, closest friends passes by and I can’t even be there at the funeral…can’t even see him okie last time…can’t pay my respects in person…and people think an actors job is all cushy and fun! It’s the most unenviable job in the world at times… @rajkaushal1 RIP??
— Rohit Bose Roy (@rohitroy500) June 30, 2021
Many celebrities expressed their condolences to the filmmaker. Divya Dutta tweeted, “What! Omg! No! Gone oo soon Raj!” she expressed. Tisca Chopra called the unfortunate event “shocking.”
Deeply saddened!! One of the nicest people I knew!! Gone too soon my friend @rajkaushal1 ! RIP
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) June 30, 2021
“My heart goes out to @mandybedi and her two lovely kids. #RIP our happy smiling Raj.. your gentle soul will be missed,” Tisca’s tweet read.
— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) June 30, 2021
Heard the terrible news about @rajkaushal1 . May your Jar of Hope always be filled in the afterlife as it was here. I will miss you terribly. Strength to the family and friends.
— Roshan Abbas (@roshanabbas) June 30, 2021
Raj Kushal is known for directing and producing films like Shaadi Ka Laddoo (2004) and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi (1999). Kaushal’s last directorial was the 2006 thriller, ‘Anthony Kaun Hai?,’ starring Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt.
Kushal and Mandira married in 1999. He is survived by wife Mandira and son Veer and daughter Tara.