Veteran actor Viju Khote passed away on Monday due to multiple organ failure. Popularly known for playing the role of “Kalia” in Sholay and Robert in “Andaz Apna Apna” died at his residence in Mumbai.

“He passed away today at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the residence. He has been unwell since quite some time. He had multiple organ failure”, his niece Bhavana Balsavar told PTI.

“He did not wish to die in the hospital so we had brought him home a few days ago. It is a great loss for all of us,” she added.

The last rites of the actor were performed today at Chandan Wadi around 11 am.

The whole Bollywood industry mourned over the demise of the popular actor. Tisca Chopra wrote, “He charmed us in so many varied parts .. most well-loved was, of course, #Kaalia from #sholay .. RIP #VijuKhote ji.”

Suniel Shetty wrote, “Will miss you Viju ji… Rest in peace 🙏 #vijukhote #RIPVijukhote.”

https://twitter.com/SunielVShetty/status/1178561683964317698

 

Ajay Devgan, Rishi Kapoor and Esha Gupta also tweeted their condolences.

 

https://twitter.com/ajaydevgn/status/1178563283244072961

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We hope his soul rests in peace.