Raj Kaushal, filmmaker and Mandira Bedi’s husband, passed away on Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack. Kaushal’s family friend and actor Rohit Roy confirmed the news of his death to PTI. Kaushal was in his 50s. “He passed away today morning, at around 4.30 am at his home. He had a heart attack," Roy said. Director Onir, who worked with Kaushal on ‘My Brother… Nikhil,’ mourned his demise on Twitter. Sharing an old picture of Kaushal, Onir 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."
Gone too soon. We lost Film maker 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. pic.twitter.com/zAitFfYrS7— অনির Onir اونیر ओनिर he/him (@IamOnir) June 30, 2021
Raj Kaushal was active during the late 90s and mid-2000. He had directed and produced films like Shaadi Ka Laddoo (2004) and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi (1999). Kaushal’s last directorial was the 2006 thriller, ‘Anthony Kaun Hai?,’ starring Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt.
Two days back, Kaushal had shared a bunch of pictures from a party on his Instagram account. He was joined by Mandira, Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and Ashish Chowdhry.
Mandira Bedi and Kaushal tied the knot on February 14, 1999. Kaushal is survived by his wife, son Yug and daughter Tara, whom the couple adopted and introduced to the world in 2020.