A string of Bollywood celebrities such as Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Ajay Devgn have mourned the death of veteran actor Viju Khote, who passed away aged 78.
Viju passed away early on Monday, family sources said. He is survived by his actor sister Shubha Khote, who was elder to him by five years.
Here's what the celebrities had to say:
RIP. Viju Khote. Dear friend over the years. Though much elder,we used to bike together along with sister Shobha Khote ji,when I was young. Passionate and well informed about American films. We will miss you” Viju kutte aahe? pic.twitter.com/6e6KXaepFI— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 30, 2019
Sad to hear about the demise of #VijuKhote Ji. May his soul rest in peace.— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) September 30, 2019
Actors like Viju Khote were institutions by themselves. Their large body of work will always be remembered. I’m fortunate to have worked with him on quite a few films. RIP Sir? My heartfelt condolences to the family.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 30, 2019
#VijuKhote ji, rest in love! You had so much of it to give. My condolences to his family.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 30, 2019
Darling colleague Viju Khote is no more. Hilarious on stage, iconic on screen and a darling of a human being in real life. Such a loving and humble soul. Will miss you Bawa. pic.twitter.com/IJdkXACr8S— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 30, 2019