Viju Khote Passes Away: Legendary Sholay actor dies at 77

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Viju Khote has been one of the most iconic actors in Bollywood. The ace actor is till date remembered for his iconic dialogue, ‘Sarkar, maine aapka namak khaya hai’ from ‘Sholay’ and ‘Galti se mistake ho gaya’ from ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’. Sadly, we all are waking up to the terribly sad news of him leaving for his heavenly abode this morning. The super talented veteran star Viju Khote is no more. He died at the age of 77. He would have turned 78 on December 17.

It has been reported that Viju Khote was not keeping well for the past few months. He passed away at his residence in South Mumbai earlier this morning.

Viju Khote has worked in more than 300 films. He was not only a hugely popular actor in Bollywood, but he was also very renowned and respected in Marathi cinema, where he was, without a doubt, a superstar. He had been working in films since 1964.

Not only films, but Viju Khote has also given us some of the most memorable moments on Television. His performance in the hit sitcom ‘Zabaan Sambhal Ke’ will be remembered by generations of actors.

Viju Khote was actress Shubha Khote’s younger brother. The two were separated by just 5 years. Their father Nandu Khote was a noted stage actor and in silent movies, he was quite popular. Viju Khote was also related to actress Durga Khote.

May his soul rest in peace. Bollywood Bubble offers its condolences to the family of Viju Khote.

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