To “Fantastic Human Being” Raj Kaushal, Tributes From Manoj Bajpayee, Madhavan And Others
Actor Mandira Bedi’s husband, filmmaker Raj Kaushal, has died at the age of 49. The writer-director-filmmaker passed away on Wednesday morning after a massive heart assault. Actor Rohit Roy confirmed the news, “Raj passed away this morning, around 4.30 am, he had a coronary heart assault. He was at home, by the point the family might get any medical help, Raj had gone.” He’s survived by his wife Mandira and children Vir and Tara.
His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Shivaji Ground in Mumbai. Rohit’s brother, Ronit Roy, and actor Ashish Choudhary had been among those who paid their last respects to the filmmaker.
Rohit additionally posted an emotional note bidding goodbye to the filmmaker. “And just like that, he’s gone, even without saying goodbye. Too numb with grief and shock to react. This is not fair, just not fair,” he wrote.
Deeply saddened & shocked to know about the sudden demise of #RajKaushal! A friend, a film maker & a very positive man. Have some great memories of working with him & spending time with him few years back. Sorry dearest @mandybedi & family for your irreparable loss. 🙏#OmShanti pic.twitter.com/HrzULdJhYd
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 30, 2021
“Deepest condolences to Mandira Bedi on the tragic passing of her husband Raj Kaushal. Such a sudden and sudden loss is deeply traumatic. My coronary heart is along with her in her nice sorrow,” tweeted Kabir Bedi.
Deepest condolences to Mandira Bedi on the tragic passing of her husband Raj Kaushal. Such a sudden and unexpected loss is deeply traumatic. My heart is with her in her great sorrow. @mandybedi #MandiraBedi
— KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) June 30, 2021
“I just don’t know what to say. No phrases nor lines can categorical how devastating this news has been. One of many nicest guys with a coronary heart of gold is now lighting up the heavens. Farewell, my bro Raj Kaushal. Our world simply got very very small,'” learn Madhavan’s tweet, who was a pal of Raj Kaushal.
I just don’t know what to say. No words nor lines can express how devastating this news has been. One of the nicest guys with a heart of gold is now lighting up the heavens. Farewell my bro @rajkaushal1. Our world just got very very small. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/KBZZz7ejVF
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) June 30, 2021
Arshad Warsi, who labored with Raj Kaushal within the movie Anthony Kaun Hai, tweeted: “At this time I lost a really dear friend, my condolences to his family. Known Raj Kaushal, for years, do a movie with him, loved each minute of his firm. I’ve by no means seen a frown on his face, he was all the time smiling, all the time there if you wanted him… I Will miss you, brother… RIP.”
Today I lost a very dear friend, my condolences to his family. Known Raj Kaushal, for years, done a film with him, enjoyed every minute of his company. I have never seen a frown on his face, he was always smiling, always there if you needed him…will miss you brother… RIP. pic.twitter.com/5HpVNvxJ8r
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) June 30, 2021
Minissha Lamba, star of the Raj Kaushal-directed film Anthony Kaun Hai, tweeted: “Deeply saddened to listen to of Raj Kaushal’s passing away. He was among the first administrators I labored with within the early years of my profession. I will always remember his light smile and soft-spoken demeanor. A person of nice heat, fascinating conversations, and a winning personality RIP.”
Deeply saddened to hear of @rajkaushal1 passing away. He was among the first directors I worked with in the early years of my career. I will always remember his gentle smile and soft spoken demeanour. A man of great warmth, interesting conversations and a winning personality RIP
— Minissha Lambba (@Minissha_Lamba) June 30, 2021
Music composer-singer Vishal Dadlani, in his tweet, said that Raj Kaushal was “the primary person to trust me with making music for a movie.” He added, “Raj Kaushal created so many careers with, Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Above that, he all the time stood with his associates. Mandira Bedi, I do not know what to say. Can’t imagine the way you and the kids are feeling proper now. I am so sorry.”
The first person to trust me with making music for a film, @rajkaushal created so many careers with, #PyaarMeinKabhiKabhi. Above that, he always stood with his friends.@mandirabedi, I don't know what to say. Can't imagine how you and the kids are feeling right now. I'm so sorry. pic.twitter.com/C1TkgvXdcO
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) June 30, 2021
Actor Randeep Hooda and filmmaker Kunal Kohli remembered Raj Kaushal with these tweets:
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 30, 2021
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) June 30, 2021
“Deepest condolences to Mandira Ma’am, her children, and their family. That is so shocking. Rest in peace Raj Kaushal Sir” tweeted Kriti Kharbanda.
Deepest condolences to Mandira Ma’am, her children and their family. This is so shocking. Rest in peace #RajKaushal sir. 💔
— kriti kharbanda (@kriti_official) June 30, 2021
Film producer Ronnie Screwvala tweeted, “Deepest condolences Mandira Bedi to your sudden and deep loss – to lose a life companion is devastating and all our prayers with you and the family. Raj RIP.”
Deepest condolences @mandybedi for your sudden and deep loss – to lose a life companion is devastating and all our prayers with you and the family. Raj RIP 🙏
— Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) June 30, 2021
Raj Kaushal, who started his career as a copywriter, was best-known for directing Anthony Kaun Hai, Shaadi Ka Laddo (additionally featuring Mandira Bedi), and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. He was the producer of the 2005 movie My Brother…Nikhil. The movie, directed by Onir, starred Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Suri.
Raj Kaushal is survived by wife Mandira Bedi and two kids – son Vir, 10, and 4-year-old daughter Tara, who joined the family final year