Mandira Bedi’s husband Raj Kaushal passes away

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Mandira Bedi’s husband Raj Kaushal and their kids (Image tweeted by @rameshlaus)
Mandira Bedi’s husband Raj Kaushal and their kids (Image tweeted by @rameshlaus)

New Delhi : Actor Mandira Bedi’s husband and filmmaker Raj Kaushal has passed away today morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 49 years old.

Actor Rohit Roy confirmed the news to Indian Express. He was quoted as saying, “Raj passed away this morning, around 4.30 am, he had a heart attack. He was at home, by the time the family could get any medical help, Raj had gone.”

Raj Kaushal and Mandira Bedi have two kids Vir and Tara.

His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Shivaji Ground in Mumbai. Rohit’s brother, Ronit Roy, and actor Ashish Choudhary were also present at the cremation ground.

Rohit also paid a tribute to Raj Kaushal on social media. “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.

Filmmaker Onir, who collaborated with Raj on My Brother Nikhil, also tweeted, “Gone too soon. We lost Filmmaker and Producer @rajkaushal1 this morning. Very Sad. He was one of the producers of my first film #MyBrotherNikhil. One of those few who believed in our vision and supported us. Prayers for his soul.”

Neha Dhupia, Anupam Kher, Ronnie Screwvala, Sudhir Mishra and others also mourned Raj Kaushal’s death. Neha shared a recent photo from a get-together that featured Raj and Mandira. “Can’t believe you are not with us anymore. Mandira , my strong  strong girl, I am at a loss of words. My heart belongs to Vir and Tara. I’m shaken up and in shock and disbelief as I write this,” she tweeted.

Anupam Kher expressed that he is “deeply saddened and shocked to know about the sudden demise of #RajKaushal” He said he has some great memories of working with him.

Ronnie Screwvala wrote, “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.”

“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,” Minissha Lambba’s tweet read.

Kunal Kohli mentioned how the news of Raj Kaushal’s death has shocked him while Vishal Dadlani wrote, “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.”

Sudhir Mishra said that while he didn’t cross paths with Raj Kaushal, he feels sad for Mandira and their kids. “Didn’t know him but knew many people who knew him well . Once we lived in the  same lane ( Sherry Rajan Road , Bandra ) . Funny how our paths never crossed . Really sad . May Mandira and his kids have the strength to bear this loss.”

Actor Divya Dutta also tweeted and expressed her disbelief at Raj’s sudden death. “What! Omg! No! Gone oo soon Raj!” she expressed. Tisca Chopra called the unfortunate event “shocking.”

“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.