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It might be a day of sorrow and nostalgia for Sholay fans as the veteran actor Viju Khote who was popularly known for playing the Gabbar Singh’s goon died at the age of 77 today.Actors in Bollywood today took to social media to remember and pass condolences for the iconic actor.


He has done more than 400 films in Bollywood and Marathi film industry and he was prominently known for his role in film the like Sholay,Andaz Apna Apna and also for doing his famous television gig in Zabaan sambhalke in 1993.

He was last seen in the movie Jaane Kyu De Yaaron as Biju Khote.


Ajay Devgn wrote on his twitter account – “Actors  like Viju Khote were institutions by themselves. Their large body of work will always be remembered. I’m fortunate to have worked with him on quite a few films. RIP Sir🙏 My heartfelt condolences to the family.”

Boman Irani wrote on his twitter “Darling colleague Viju Khote is no more. Hilarious on stage, iconic on screen and a darling of a human being in real life. Such a loving and humble soul. Will miss you Bawa.”

Madhuri Dixit Nene,Suni Shetty and Rishi Kapoor were alos among the one’s to remember the veteran actor and offered their condolences.