Veteran Bollywood actor Viju Khote who is known for playing Kaalia in Sholay has passed away on Monday morning in Mumbai due to multiple organ failure. He was 77.
According to the reports, he was not keeping well for a few months. His funeral will be held in Chandan Wadi at 11 AM.
“He passed away today at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the residence. He had been unwell since quite some time. He had multiple organ failure,” actor Bhavana Balsavar, his niece said.
Viju Khote aka Kaalia from Sholay passes away
“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 said.
Viju Khote was actress Shubha Khote’s younger brother. The actor was also very famous for his role in popular television sitcom Zabaan Sambhalke.
Viju Khote has worked in more than 300 films including and Marathi films and numerous television shows and plays. His popular films include Sholay, Andaz Apna Apna, Qurbani, Karz, Nagina and China Gate, among others. He was last seen in the 2018 film Jaane Kyun De Yaaron.
May his soul rest in peace!