Ashish Chowdhry pens a heartfelt note remembering his friend, late filmmaker Raj Kaushal.
Ashish Chowdhry pens a heartfelt note remembering his friend, late filmmaker Raj Kaushal.

Ashish Chowdhry shares message after Raj Kaushal's prayer meet, reveals why his 'beautiful heart' stopped

  • On Saturday, Ashish Chowdhry shared a picture from Raj Kaushal's prayer meet and penned a heartfelt note in his memory. The filmmaker died earlier last week.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 03:41 PM IST

Actor Ashish Chowdhry has penned an emotional post for his close friend, late filmmaker Raj Kaushal. Taking to Instagram, the actor shared a picture from the prayer meet that took place on Saturday along with a note talking about the producer-director.

Raj Kaushal died on early Wednesday morning following a heart attack. His last rites were performed by his wife, actor and television personality Mandira Bedi.

In his note, Ashish Chowdhry said, "He always said that it was only about leaving a legacy. And that term ‘legacy’ to me and most of the world means ‘success'. But now when he’s gone, I get it. The only legacy is LOVE. Love for and from not only friends and family, but from every person who we meet and interact with even once or twice in our lives. Be it anyone. Big or small. Poor or rich. The things those people say and feel about us even after we’re long gone. And how much they remember or miss us after our lives have ended. We can’t take money and property with us when we’re gone. We can only take the wishes of people who only wish that the person who they feel so much hollowness without, hadn’t gone. And that’s what my brother has abundantly left behind."

"A legacy of so much love that he spread from inside of that insanely big and soft heart of his. The heart that was bearing, supporting and fulfilling so many other hearts that unknowingly were so dependent on him. It was all that non-stop, overtime work that his beautiful heart did, that made it stop - maybe. But it stopped only after leaving a massively unmatched legacy of love behind," he added.

Ashish said Raj was 'not only the nicest human being' but was also 'the most informative, intelligent and talented guy.' He added that Raj had knowledge about everything - mythology, world politics, geography or humanity. Ashish also said that Raj's positive energy was 'infectious'.

“That’s how amazing my big brother was. He was truly a blessing to this universe. Actually he still is. I still sense him and I know that this universe can’t do without him. He’s eternal. And he’s definitely with Monica looking out for me and all those who like me are in need of angels. I feel it,” Ashish added.

He concluded his long post by sharing Raj Kaushal's message with the world. "What he always said - 'Life is short meri jaan. Make it matter. Khush reh aur woh khushi paagalon ki tarah phela da. Kuch logon ko maaf kar de or kuch se maafi maang le. There's no time for negativity bhai. And no time to waste....'"

Read the full post below:

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Also read: Mandira Bedi changes profile picture on Instagram following husband Raj Kaushal’s death

Raj Kaushal died on June 30. He had helmed movies such as Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi and Shaadi Ka Laddoo. He is survived by his wife Mandira Bedi and their children, son Vir and daughter Tara.

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