New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan had met late Congress leader Vasant Sathe during his short political stint in the 1980s and remembers him as an affable person.
"Vasant Sathe, eminent Congress party senior leader and one with whom we shared a comfortable and able relationship, passes away. Surprising … since just two days ago he was (on) TV in a debate!" Big B posted on his blog Bigb.bigadda.com.
Sathe, 86, died following a heart attack at his Gurgaon residence Friday.
"He was the most affable individual and during the time when I was an elected member of parliament, would be of great encouragement to me. Prayers for his soul," Bachchan said.
The superstar entered politics in 1984, contesting the Lok Sabha election from Allahabad on a Congress ticket