Suleman Merchant further said, ‘Raj Kaushal told Mandira Bedi that he was having a heart attack. Mandira Bedi called Ashish Chowdhary without delay and he reached the spot. Mandira Bedi and Ashish Chowdhary made him sit in the car but he was falling unconscious. If I am not wrong, I think he passed away when he was being taken to the hospital. But in the next 5-10, he felt that he did not have a pulse. Before we could reach the doctor, it was too late.
Suleman Merchant told that Raj Kaushal had a heart attack before. ‘I think he was 30-32 years old then but took a lot of care after that attack and Raj Kaushal was fine since then.’ Suleiman Merchant said, ‘I have lost 25 years of friendship. I know him from the days when he was assisting Mukul Anand in ‘Dus’. I went to his house several months ago during the pandemic. Salim and I gave music to his first film ‘Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi’. I was often in touch with him. When we were going to launch our album ‘Bhoomi 2020’ he offered us his bungalow in Mud Island, which he used to rent but we didn’t shoot there.