Innovative Artist Welfare Association, a Mumbai-based theatre artists' welfare society, wants Satish Kaul (70) -- a veteran Punjabi actor, who is presently under medical treatment at Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur, Patiala district-- to be shifted to Mumbai.
The members of the organisation also met him at the hospital on Monday.
The heart-throb of Punjabi cinema during 1980s, Kaul has been recovering from weakness since long. Last year, he had suffered from multiple injuries, following a fall in his washroom.
Daljit Kaur, president of the association, said they have assured Satish of proper accommodation and work in Mumbai, once he was discharged from the hospital. "Satish seemed to be very feeble. He expressed gratitude to the visitors and admirers with folded trembling hands," said Kaur.
The group of theatre artists even provided financial assistance by handing over cheque of Rs 75,000 to the actor.
It must be mentioned that after knowing about actor's poor financial condition, the Punjabi university in 2013 had granted him a scholarship of Rs 12,000 per month for three years.
Pran Sabarwal, director National Theatre Arts Society and Naresh Raj, general secretary of New Mehak Cultural Forum, were also present on the occasion. "We have been appealing to philanthropists to come forward and help him financially in his treatment," said Sabarwal.
Kaul, who once owned luxury cars and apartments in several regions, incurred financial losses due to family discords, following which he started small theatre institutes in Ludhiana and Patiala to make both ends meet. However, his academies hardly found any takers and were shut down later.
A Kashmiri Pandit, Kaul acted in around 300 films, including several Hindi and Punjabi movies. He has shared screen space with Bollywood superstars Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Dharmendra, among others. Some of his successful films are Lachhi, Do Posti, Veera, Rano Dhee Rani, Bhulekha, Vehra Lambra Da, Wohti Hath Sotti, Prem Parbat, Warrant, Karma and Gunaho Ka Faisla.
Haryana govt gives Rs 2.50 lakh to veteran actor Satish Kaul
Haryana government on Monday came forward to provide financial assistance to veteran actor
Satish Kaul for his treatment."Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has given financial assistance of Rs 2.50 lakh to the noted actor Satish Kaul for his treatment and also wished him speedy recovery," said an official release issued on Monday.