Bollywood celebrities on Thursday expressed shock over satirist Jaspal Bhatti’s death in a car accident, calling it a loss of an “incredible entertainer”.

Bhatti died when his car rammed into a roadside tree in the wee hours. While his son Jasraj, who was driving the car and actress Surilie Gautam were seriously injured in the mishap

Anupam Kher, who was quite close to Bhatti, tweeted, “Just Landed in Mumbai and came to know about my friend Jaspal Bhatti’s tragic death. Why is God taking away all d nicest people. So SAD (sic).

“I used to tell Jaspal Bhatti that he does fantastic comedy so seriously. He was also a great supporter of anti corruption campaign. RIP.”

Actor Akshay Kumar recalled memories of Bhatti’s hit TV series ‘Flop Show’. “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,” Akshay posted on Twitter.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said Bhatti had mastered the art of making people laugh. “RIP Bhatti ji, may God give strength to your family,” he added.

Actor Jimmy Sheirgill, who also hails from Punjab, seemed shaken with the news.

“Received another shockingly terrible news of the demise of Jaspal Bhatti saab today... I don’t know what’s hapenning…so sad... RIP,” said Sheirgill.

“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!” said Manoj Bajpayee.

“Really sad to hear the news about Jaspal Bhatti’s death.. What an incredible entertainer he was..,” tweeted Kunal Kapoor.

Aftab Shivdasani tweeted, “Prayers for the soul of ace comedian Jaspalji Bhatti, unfortunate and sad. RIP.”

“RIP Jaspal Bhatti! really sad! He really got us all ’Ulta Pulta wth his wit n humor (sic),” said Divya Dutta.

“The man behind the superhit ‘Flop Show’, no more. RIP Bhatti sahab,” said Shreyas Talpade.

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