RIP Viju Khote: Suniel Shetty to Madhuri Dixit, Bollywood mourns the death of the veteran; Arshad Warsi attends the funeral


A string of Bollywood celebrities such as Rishi Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Madhuri Dixit and Ajay Devgn 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 is elder to him by five years.

Suniel offered his condolence and wrote, “Will miss you Viju ji... Rest in peace #vijukhote #RIPVijukhote.


Rishi, who worked with Vijuji in Karz, recalled the time spent with the late actor. “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?

Madhuri said, “Sad to hear about the demise of #VijuKhote Ji. May his soul rest in peace.


Recommended Read: RIP Viju Khote: From Sholay's Kaalia to Andaz Apna Apna's Robert, the late actor has left behind a permanent mark with his iconic roles

Ajay remembered the late actor with whom he worked in Golmaal 3. He wrote, “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.

Abhishek Bachchan wrote, " ji, rest in love! You had so much of it to give. My condolences to his family."

Boman Irani told, "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."


Anup Jalota said, “Saddened to hear about the demise of #VijuKhote Ji May his soul rest in peace.

The last rites on the veteran actor were performed in the morning. The funeral was attended by Vijuji's sister Shubha, niece Bhavana and actor Arshad Warsi.

(Source: Twitter/IANS/Viral Bhayani)