MUMBAI: Senior actor of Hindi and Marathi cinema Viju Kote died at his residence on Monday due to multiple organ failure. He was 77 years old.

Robert is one of the most popular characters in the Sholay cinema, in the film Bandit Kaliya and Andaz Apna Apna.

Viju Kote has passed away at their residence around 6.55 am yesterday. His relative Bhavana Balsavar said he suffered from multiple organ failure for many years.

He didn’t want to spend the last days in the hospital, so we took them home. We have been saddened by his loss.He acted in Short, Khayamat se khayamat tak, and TV show jabaan sambhaalke.