Mandira Bedi Remembers Late Husband Raj Kaushal On His Birth Anniversary
Actress Mandira Bedi penned an emotional note to her late husband Raj Kaushal on his birth anniversary.
Bedi shared a happy throwback picture with Kaushal and revealed how 15 August 2021 was ‘always a celebration’. She wrote, “15th August: Was always a celebration. Independence Day and Raj’s Birthday.. Happy Birthday Raji.. we miss you and hope that you are watching us and have our backs like you always did.. The gaping void will never be filled. Here’s hoping you’re in a better place. Peaceful and surrounded by love.”
Raj Kaushal died of a heart attack at 49. This cardiac incident on June 30 was his second.
She has shared images of her late husband before this.
According to her social media, she is already back at work.
On the one-month death anniversary of Kaushal, Bedi organised a pooja for him at their residence. Taking to Instagram Story, Mandira had posted a picture in which she can be seen sitting in the front of havan kund along with her children Vir and Tara. “30th day,” she wrote.
Music director Sulaiman Merchant told a leading daily after Raj’s death, “Raj was feeling uneasy in the evening. Well, he took an antacid tablet. Raj told Mandira that he was getting a heart attack. Mandira acted swiftly and called Ashish Chowdhry, who rushed to their place. Mandira and Ashish put him in the car but he was losing consciousness. I think they drove off, taking him to the Lilavati Hospital if I’m not wrong. But in the next 5-10 minutes, they realised that he had no pulse. Before they reached the doctor, it was too late.”
Kaushal is known for directing films like Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, Shaadi Ka Laddoo and Anthony Kaun Hai? He had also produced filmmaker Onir’s movie, My Brother… Nikhil.
Bedi and he were wed in 1999 and have two children — son Vir and daughter Tara. Vir is the elder sibling, born in 2011. The couple had adopted Tara last year in July. The actress recently celebrated her daughter’s 5th birthday.