Paying homage to Satish Kaushik, megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembered the late actor-director as "a delightful company" and "a most accomplished artist".
Satish Kaushik died after a heart attack while he was on his way to a Gurugram hospital in the early hours of Thursday. He was 66.
Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with Satish Kaushik in the hit 1998 action comedy film "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan", said working with the actor was an "inspiring" experience.
"And we have lost another .. A delightful company, a most accomplished artist and in the prime of his career .. Satish Kaushik .. Working with you was so inspiring .. and such a learning .. My prayers .." the 80-year-old actor wrote on his personal blog on Friday night.
In "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan", directed by David Dhawan, Satish Kaushik played Sharafat Ali, a small-time smuggler who gets thrashed by Inspector Arjun Singh, the look-alike of a petty thief Bade Miyan, both played by Amitabh Bachchan.
On Thursday evening, Satish Kaushik's mortal remains were flown to Mumbai, where he was cremated at the Versova crematorium in the presence of his family members and close friends, including Bachchan's son, actor Abhishek Bachchan.
Satish Kaushik, who acted, directed, wrote and produced a range of films over four decades, is survived by his wife Shashi and daughter Vanshika.
Amitabh Bachchan is currently at home recovering from an on-set injury he sustained while filming an action sequence of Nag Ashwin's "Project K" in Hyderabad.