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Anupam Kher’s mother is still unaware of Satish Kaushik’s demise, and he hopes it stays that way for THIS reason

Anupam Kher and the late actor-director Satish Kaushik were close friends. However, the former's mother still does not know that the latter has died, for a reason.

Anupam Kher’s mother is still unaware of Satish Kaushik’s demise, and he hopes it stays that way for THIS reason

Anupam Kher with his best friend Satish Kaushik over the years

Last Updated: 05.11 PM, Feb 28, 2024


Anupam Kher shared a close friendship with the late Satish Kaushik. The best friends had starred in multiple projects together over their lengthy, impressive careers and had remained in constant touch, from going over to one another’s house for dinner to inviting them only for birthdays and festivals. However, Anupam Kher has a bittersweet memory regarding his friend on this occasion.

Anupam Kher remembers Satish Kaushik with Kaagaz 2 and his own birthday around the corner

Kaagaz 2 is around the corner, releasing on March 1, 2024. It is the last film of Satish Kaushik, done alongside Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Darshan Kumar and Smriti Kalra. In a recent interview, Anupam reminisced about the monumental impact his friend’s passing had on his birthday and the fact that his mother is still unaware of Kaushik’s demise. He recounted the series of memories in order for comprehension.

The birth and death connection between Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher recounted how last year, on the night of his birthday on March 7, his mother advised him to invite Satish Kaushik and his daughter Vanshika over for birthday dinner. But Kher had declined. He had thought that he would invite his best friend properly for dinner on March 9 or 10, depending on convenience. 

But Satish Kaushik passed away on March 8, and the occasion of his birthday changed the meaning forever for Anupam Kher. However, though Kher continues to struggle with this inner turmoil and pain involving the loss of his best friend as well as the chance to see him one last time, his mother, Dulari Kher, remains in the dark.


Anupam Kher explained that he did not have the heart to break the news to his mother. And he hopes it stays that way, as he believes his mother will not be able to bear the burden of the grief.Anupam Kher offered a further glimpse to ETimes of the agony he carries within and how his birthday will never be special now.

The reason Kher felt so was that his birth is now connected with Satish Kaushik’s death in an inexplicable way. He admitted that it is not like he will not celebrate, but it will never be the same again. He explained how memories have no fixed schedule; any fond memory of Satish Kaushik might accompany the salty aftertaste of grief. But Kher admits that he will have to learn to live with them.

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