Satish Kaushik’s nephew Nishant who lit the pyre: “Life has come to a standstill for his family” – Exclusive – Times of India

It’s never easy to forget your loved ones. In fact, it’s impossible. It’s a foolish saying that time is a healer.

Last night, we spoke to Satish Kaushik’s nephew Nishant who lit the pyre. Satish Kaushik passed away suddenly on Mach 9 in Delhi. Below is the conversation that transpired:

I am sorry and I understand that has been an irrepairable loss to Satish ji’s wife Shashi and daughter Vanshika…

They are trying to come to terms but no… they are in bad shape. Shashi aunty goes quiet and flashes of memories roll back. Vanshika might not say it in front of the guests but the moment she retires into a corner, she starts feeling uncomfortable. Life has come to a standstill for his family.

Were you very close to Satish ji?

Yes, and I lit the pyre. In fact, I am one of the producers in Satish Kaushik Entertainment. I used to work with Satish ji.

Any unfulfilled wish of Satish ji?

Well, he wanted to take his production house to a higher level; he wanted it to become a big studio.

Have his ashes been immersed?

Yes, we immersed them in Haridwar. His nephews did the immersion.

We still can’t get over his demise. He was dancing at the Holi party in a white kurta-pyjama, just a few hours before his demise…

That was Satish ji. He was always like that, full of life. Even if he sat in a corner to rest, he would soon be up and doing something. He could never sit idle. Right now, he was very busy with the editing of ‘Kaagaz 2’.

So who will be looking after ‘Kaagaz 2’ in post-production?

I will be looking into it.

Will you take help from Satishji’s friends Anupam Kher and Boney Kapoor?

They both are family to us. Yes, why wouldn’t I approach them if the need be?


How would you describe him as a father?

Terrific. He would play so many games with Vanshika.

What about his health otherwise? He had asthma, right?

Yes, but asthma itna bhi nahi tha. But his weight used to become a problem but that was only on some occasions.

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