In tragic news, popular film critic and movie critic Kaushik LM passed away due to cardiac arrest in his sleep at around 2 p.m. in the afternoon, on Monday, August 15. He was 36. Kaushik was also a part of Galatta Media and appeared as a video jockey (VJ) in several important interviews with leading celebrities, and garnered appreciation over the years for his love and passion for cinema with his film reviews and box office analysis reports. He is survived by his mother and a younger brother. It has been informed that Kaushik's mortal remains will be cremated today, August 16, at 3 p.m.
Reputed film critic, movie tracker, and Galatta VJ @LMKMovieManiac passed away today, due to cardiac arrest. His demise is a huge personal loss & we here at Galatta extend our heartfelt condolences & strong support to the bereaved family in this hour of grief.#RIPKaushikLM 💔 pic.twitter.com/idv32QDlq7— Galatta Media (@galattadotcom) August 15, 2022
Kaushik was known to be a staunch and committed worker to his craft and earned the praise of social media users and followers for his astute views and anecdotes on films that came out in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, and English, and other languages. The news of Kaushik's sudden demise has come as a massive shock to his family, friends, and many personalities from the entertainment industry and other walks of life. Many notable celebrities and fans have taken to social media and expressed their condolences and paid their tributes to Kaushik since his passing.
Known for bringing to light different facets of films, Kaushik's last tweet was about the box office collections of the recently-released Telugu film, Sita Ramam. Upon coming to hear the news about his death, the film's stars, Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur, and Rashmika Mandanna paid their respects on social media. Dulquer expressed his sorrow and tweeted, "@LMKMovieManiac This is truly heartbreaking. I so so wish this isn’t true. I cannot imagine what your family is going through. Kaushik we know each other mostly through Twitter and a few personal interactions. You have always shown me so much love and support 💔💔💔" He added, "Life’s too short 💔💔 RIP brother. Thank you for the encouragement and kindness and always standing by good cinema. I can’t seem to word these tweets properly. This hits me personally. Im so so sorry."
Life’s too short 💔💔 RIP brother. Thank you for the encouragement and kindness and always standing by good cinema. I can’t seem to word these tweets properly. This hits me personally. Im so so sorry.— Dulquer Salmaan (@dulQuer) August 15, 2022
Actress Mrunal too honored him and said, "Can’t believe the news! You always appreciated my work and celebrated the success of Sitaramam through your tweets. Lost my biggest cheerleader today… RIP 🙏🏼🙏🏼"
Can’t believe the news! You always appreciated my work and celebrated the success of Sitaramam through your tweets. Lost my biggest cheerleader today…— Mrunal Thakur (@mrunal0801) August 15, 2022
RIP 🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/6ftmrJjYr4
Rashmika also tweeted her condolences saying, "I am so sorry to hear this.. It’s really heart breaking.. what an absolute darling he was.. 💔".
I am so sorry to hear this..— Rashmika Mandanna (@iamRashmika) August 15, 2022
It’s really heart breaking..
what an absolute darling he was.. 💔 https://t.co/Otm9MUbKGw
Several other major celebrities and personalities from Tamil cinema and other film industry fraternities across the nation have also paid their tributes on social media. His demise is a huge personal loss and we here at Galatta extend our heartfelt condolences and strong support to the bereaved family in this hour of grief.
This is heart breaking !! Rest in peace @LMKMovieManiac brother. Gone too soon. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 15, 2022
This news is too shocking. Met Kaushik just two days back at the press con. Deepest condolences to the family and friends. #RIPKaushikLM— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) August 16, 2022
Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 16, 2022
Gone too sooon !! @LMKMovieManiac— thaman S (@MusicThaman) August 15, 2022
A very active happy in person
dear brother #Kaushik No words to describe this loss .
Strength to the family
Rest in peace buddy .
This is just Shocking… #RIPkaushikLM 💔 https://t.co/v4HDXtO5H5
I am out of words hearing this news. This is just unbelievable!! My heart goes out to his family and friends. Deepest condolences! Can't believe you are no more Kaushik!#RIPKaushikLM https://t.co/OxQd27ROwj— Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) August 15, 2022
I’m not able to process this @LMKMovieManiac Kaushik this is too soon to go. Shocked can’t think what his family must be going through now— DD Neelakandan (@DhivyaDharshini) August 15, 2022
God pls pls give them strength. #RIPKaushikLM https://t.co/QI1wvjocGx
Thinking of you and saying a prayer.— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) August 15, 2022
You will be missed @LMKMovieManiac.
Omg! Can’t believe! Spoke to him a couple of days back! Life is really unpredictable! Not fair! Deepest condolences to Kaushik’s family and friends! Gone too soon my friend. #RIPKaushikLM https://t.co/7v0sKrc2jO— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) August 15, 2022
Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of @LMKMovieManiac . Rest in peace my brother 💔— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) August 16, 2022
#RIPKaushikLM 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Sock to hear the sad News … such a lovely person, very young , can’t digest this news …. Deepest Condolence to the family and friends 🙏🙏🙏🙏sjs— S J Suryah (@iam_SJSuryah) August 15, 2022
Extremely shocked and saddened by the loss of our dear @LMKMovieManiac . Such a hard working person you are. You will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.— Jagadish (@Jagadishbliss) August 15, 2022
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