Chandigarh, April 10
Punjabi actor Satish Kaul passed away in Ludhiana on Saturday. The 72-year-old actor had reportedly tested COVID-19 positive.
In May 2020, the Punjabi veteran actor talked about his financial troubles.
Kaul, whose credits include working in over 300 Punjabi and Hindi films and played the role of Lord Indra in “Mahabharat”, said contrary to rumours, he’s not in an old age home.
“I’m staying in a small rented place in Ludhiana. I was staying in an old age home earlier, but then I’m here at this place with my good Samaritan Satya Devi. My health is ok, I’m doing fine, but the lockdown has made matters worse.
“I’m struggling for medicines, groceries and basic needs. I appeal to the industry people to help me. I got so much love as an actor, I need some attention now as a human in need,” Kaul told.
The 73-year-old actor had also worked in films like “Pyaar Toh Hona He Tha”, “Aunty No 1” and show “Vikram Aur Betaal”.
Kaul had moved to Punjab from Mumbai and had started an acting school around 2011. The actor said that the project wasn’t a success.
“It came to a halt and whatever work I was doing later was affected after I fractured my hip bone in 2015. For two and a half years, I was bed-ridden in the hospital. Then I had to check in to an old age home where I stayed for two years.”
Kaul said he feels grateful that people had showered him so much love when he was in his prime and doesn’t have any “regrets” now.