‘Sardar maine aapk namak khaaya hai, sardar’, this popular dialogue from Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster Sholay is probably actor Viju Khote’s most memorable lines in Hindi cinema. According to reports, 77-year-old Viju Khote passed away early on Monday morning in Mumbai.
Born on 17 December, 1945, Viju Khote as acted in more than 300 films in Hindi and Marathi, but his most popular role would be the one as Kaalia, one of Gabbar Singh’s men, in Sholay.
Viju Khote was also known for his funny dialogue “galti se mistake hogaya” in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s comedy Andaz Apna Apna starring Aamir and Salman Khan. Besides films, Khote acted in several television shows and plays too. His role in the TV show Zabaan Sambhalke was also immensely popular.