Famous satirist and comedian Jaspal Bhatti's untimely death has shocked many, including the Bollywood faternity. Celebrities like Anupam Kher, Akshay and Riteish Deshmukh have expressed their grief.
Here's what they have to say:
Anupam Kher: Just landed in Mumbai and came to know about my friend Jaspal Bhatti's tragic death. Why is god taking away all the nicest people? So sad. I used to tell Jaspal Bhatti that he does fantastic comedy so seriously. He was also a great supporter of anti-corruption campaign. RIP.
Akshay Kumar: Saddened to know about the death of the great comedian, Jaspal Bhatti. I have fond memories of his super hit show, "Flop Show", providing the much needed humour in our lives. May his soul rest in peace.
Madhur Bhandarkar: To make people laugh is an art and Jaspal Bhatti mastered it. RIP Bhatti ji, may god give strength to your family.
Manoj Bajpayee: My deepest condolences to late jaspal bhatti's family! May god give them strength to bear this sudden loss! May Bhatti saab rest in peace!
Ayushmann Khurrana: RIP Jaspal Bhatti uncle. My dad's closest pal. May god give strength to Jasraj and Rabia and Savita aunty.
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP Jaspal Bhatti. Super Hit man from the FLOP SHOW - worked with him in my debut film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', humble kind, happy, funny and helpful. One of the first people to entertain audience with his political satires. Condolences to the family, a big and untimely loss.
Arshad Warsi: In a very tragic accident we have lost yet another good soul... RIP Mr. Jaspal Bhatti.
Siddharth: Jaspal Bhatti is no more just like his 'Flop Show' partner Vivek Shauq, Bhatti saab left us too soon we'll miss you sirRIP.
Punit Malhotra: Remember watching 'The Flop Show', innumerable times as a kid... Truly one of India's leading comedy men!!! RIP Jaspal Bhatti.
Vishal Dadlani: Goodbye, Jaspal Bhatti. So few can be satirical, topical, intelligent and yet roaringly popular. RIP.
Sonu Sood: RIP Jaspal Bhatti Sir..you will always be missed.
Neha Dhupia: Thank you for all the laughs sir ... RIP Jaspal Bhatti Ji .
Jaaved Jaaferi: RIP Jaspal Bhatti..The poker faced humour...the Satire...you will definitely be missed Jaspalji.
Bhatti, 57, died in a road accident near Punjab's Nakodar town, 40 km from Jalandhar, early Thursday. He was on his way to Jalandhar for promoting his latest film "Power Cut".