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Veteran actor Viju Khote passes away

Viju Khote is best remembered for playing Kalia in the film 'Sholay' Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 30, 2019, 09.47 AM (IST)

Veteran actor Viju Khote is no more. The actor breathed his last on Monday morning in Mumbai. 

Khote made his debut in 1964 in a film called 'Ya Malak ' but is best known for his role in cult classic 'Sholay' where he played the role of 'Kalia'- a dacoit in Gabbar Singh's gang.

Viju has also starred in films like 'Qurbani', 'Karz', 'Nagina', 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' and '' 'Andaz Apna Apna among more. He has also worked in TV shows including 'Zabaan Sambhalke'. 

Besides having over 300 Hindi and Marathi films to his credit, Viju Khote was also active in Marathi theatre.

Viju Khote is survived by elder sister and actor Shubha Khote.

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Khote made his debut in 1964 in a film called 'Ya Malak ' but is best known for his role in cult classic 'Sholay' where he played the role of 'Kalia'- a dacoit in Gabbar Singh's gang.