Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor and Marathi film-theatre personality Viju Khote passed today early morning following multiple organ failure. He was 77 at the time of his death. The actor is best remembered for his role as Kalia in the cult classic ‘Sholay’.
The actor, who worked in a number of Hindi and Marathi films, has been working in film since 1964. Apart from ‘Sholay‘, Viju ji is remembered for his roles in films like ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, in which he starred as Robert. The actor is related to veteran actors Shubha Khote and Durga Khote.
The last rites of the actor will be performed at Chandan Wadi around 11 am. Various actors from Bollywood and Marathi film industry took to Twitter to pay their condolences on the late actor.