Veteran actor Viju Khote passed away on September 30 at the age of 77. Khote was known and loved for his performances as Kaalia from Sholay and Robert from Andaz Apna Apna. Khote is actress Shubha Khote's brother and actress Bhavana Balsavar's uncle. (All pictures/Yogen Shah)
Viju Khote's prayer meet was held in Dadar, Mumbai, and was attended by his industry friends and acquaintances. Satish Shah, too, attended Khote's prayer meet.
Actress Varsha Usgaonkar who's known for her roles in Hindi, as well as Marathi cinema, also dropped by for the prayer meet held in Dadar, Mumbai. The actress has worked with Viju Khote in films like the Marathi comedy, Gammat Jammat.
Viju Khote was an active part of Hindi cinema for more than four decades and worked with some of the most accomplished filmmakers.
Pictured: Jackie Shroff posed in front of Viju Khote's portrait at the prayer meet.
"He passed away at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the residence. He has been unwell since quite some time. He had multiple organ failure," Khote's niece, actor Bhavana Balsavar, told PTI.
Pictured: Johnny Lever also attended Viju Khote's prayer meet in Mumbai.
Viju Khote was also seen in television shows like Zabaan Sambhal Ke and some others. He had also done many celebrated plays in Marathi theatre. Viju Khote was last seen in the 2018 film Jaane Kyun De Yaaron.
Actor-filmmaker Bharat Dabholkar was seen at Khote's prayer meet as well. He had also made it to the veteran actor's funeral.
Veteran actor Javed Khan Amrohi who worked with Viju Khote in Andaz Apna Apna came in to pay his respects at the prayer meet.
Marathi actress Kranti Redkar, too, attended Viju Khote's prayer meet in Dadar, Mumbai. She has worked with Viju Khote in films like Maza Navara Tuzi Bayako and Kuni Ghar Deta Ka Ghar.
Shreyas Talpade was also clicked at Viju Khote's prayer meet.
Veteran actor Sachin Pilgaonkar was clicked with Shreyas Talpade and his wife Deepti at the prayer meet.
Shreyas Talpade greeted filmmaker Bharat Dabholkar at Viju Khote's prayer meet in Mumbai.
Viju Khote's friends and family posed with his portrait at the prayer meet in Dadar, Mumbai.
Viju Khote, who passed away on September 30, was a renowned actor known for his roles as Kaalia from Sholay and Robert from Andaz Apna Apna. His prayer meet, which was held in Dadar, Mumbai, was attended by several celebrities including Sachin Pilgaonkar, Shreyas Talpade, Jackie Shroff, Satish Shah, Varsha Usgaonkar, Bharat Dabholkar, Johnny Lever, and others. See pictures
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