The news of the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput left a bevy of his fans, and Bollywood celebrities in shock, triggering an outpouring of condolences.
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Mumbai: Noted Bollywood actor and television star Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide by hanging himself at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Sunday. However, no suicide note has been recovered from Rajput's residence, as per the police and further investigation is underway.
His demise came as a shock to many as this is the fourth death of a famous personality from the Hindi film industry to pass away in the past two months, after Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor succumbed to cancer and Wajid Khan from the Sajid-Wajid duo fell prey to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rajput's domestic help had informed the police after spotting the actor hanging from the ceiling after which a forensic visited the actor's residence and collected items from his room. His body has been shifted to Cooper and Bhabha Hospital for post-mortem, police said.
According to police, he made the last call from his mobile to a friend, however, the timing hasn’t been disclosed yet.
"It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work as they have done so far. We request media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief," Rajput's publicist said in a statement.
Condolences poured in from all quarters for the highly-talented actor who won several awards for his roles in movies like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, PK and Kedarnath.
“I can’t believe this at all... it’s shocking... a beautiful actor and a good friend... it’s disheartening #RestInPeace my friend #SushantSinghRajput. Strength to the family and friends,” actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic passing away of young Bollywood actor, a soul brimming with promise and possibilities #SushantSinghRajput. Our condolences to his family, loved ones and all those who admired his work. Gone too soon,” Youth Congress said on social media platform Twitter.
Sushant’s death comes just barely a week after his former manager Disha Salian committed suicide last Monday by jumping off the 14th floor of her apartment in Mumbai.
“It’s such devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha's family and friends. May your soul rest in peace,” Sushant had said back then.
“Shocked & deeply saddened to hear about the suicide of talented & brilliant actor Sushant Singh Rajput. This unfortunate death of a young & successful individual brings issues related to mental health, particularly in these times, to the fore. RIP,” Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said
Shiv Sena spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi too expressed her condolences over his demise. “This is the most most depressing and heartbreaking news about Sushant Sinigh Rajput. I have no words to even express the sadness I feel. I was a huge fan of his work. This is cruel cruel times. Condolences to his friends and family,” she said.
PM Modi condoles demise of Sushant Singh Rajput
Expressing shock over the actor's demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences to his family and fans and said the bright and young actor gone too soon.
"Sushant Singh Rajput...a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.
Mumbai Police begin probe
Mumbai police have started an investigation regarding Rajpurt's death and they will be contacting the actor's doctor and record his statement to know what type of medicines he was taking and what problem he was facing, the sources said.
The police sources further stated that Rajput had last spoke to a friend from Bollywood and his statement will also be recorded.
"He stays in a duplex flat and there were four people - two assistants and two servants - were present at his house when he committed suicide. Police have found medical papers, medicines reportedly that the actor took to treat alleged depression," the sources said.
SOURCE : TIMESNOWNEWS