Today Live News – Actor Sushant Singh Rajput suicide at Bandra home, Mumbai
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who rose to become a formidable presence on the big screen, was found dead on Sunday afternoon. The ‘Kedarnath’ actor was found hanging at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. Mumbai Police is investigating the death of the 34-year-old actor as a case of suicide.
The Patna-born Rajput became an instant hit with his good looks and boyish charm when he was noticed in the famous soap on Zee TV’s ‘Pavitra Rishta’ in 2009. He made his Bollywood debut in the buddy drama ‘Kai Po Che!’ in 2013, for which he also received a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Debut. The same year, he was also seen in the romantic comedy ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ 2013, which was followed by the titular detective in the action thriller ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ in 2015.
Last week, the ‘MS Dhoni’ actor had posted a highly-evocative post on Instagram invoking his mother’s memories. In a slightly-cryptic note, he remembered his mother who had passed away in 2002. His post with the hashtag Mother in Hindi, read: Blurred past evaporating from teardrops /Unending dreams carving an arc of smile/And a fleeting life,/negotiating between the two.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on the micro-blogging platform, mourning the demis ..
B-town went into shock as the news of his death was confirmed. From industry colleagues, to friends and fans who started furiously posting pictures with the late actor, everyone recalled their memories and association. Film-maker Kunal Kapoor was one of the first ones to take to Twitter and he recalled having met the actor just before the lockdown begun, and found the news of his death as incredulous.
Actor Ritiesh Deshmukh also confirmed the news on Twitter, saying, “Shocked beyond words !!!! #SushantSinghRajput no more …. deeply saddened!!”
Last week, Rajput had expressed shock and grief at the passing of his former manager Disha Salian. The PR executive had committed suicide on June 8, when she jumped off from a 14-storied building in Mumbai’s Malad area.
Mumbai: Noted Bollywood actor and television star Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly committed suicide on Sunday. As per the preliminary investigation, he was found hanging at his Bandra residence.
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. A forensic team is collecting items from his room and the post-mortem would be conducted in Cooper and Bhabha Hospital. Deputy Commissioner of Police is at the spot.
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.
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Sushant had made his last call to TV actor Mahesh Shetty. The two had worked together in Sushant’s first show Kis Des Mein hai Mera Dil and was one of his closest friends. The actor had also called his sister in the morning at 9:30 am.
Sushant’s two mobile phones and a laptop have been given to the forensic team for investigation.
Police have recorded Sushant Singh Rajput’s house owner’s statement and also his doctor’s statement has been taken. His bank statements have also been called for.
Sushant Singh Rajput had rented his Bandra home in Mumbai about six months back. The rent of the house was Rs 4.5 lakh per month. He used to live with an art designer, one cook and two other house helps.
Dr. Harish Reddy and other two doctors will perform Sushant Singh Rajput’s post mortem in Cooper Hospital. The process will take 2-2.5 hours.
According to India TV reporters in Mumbai and Patna, when the house help could not break the door of the actor’s room, his manager called a key maker. When they opened the door, they found Sushant hanging by the fan. The key maker’s statements is being recorded by the police.
Crime Branch team has reached Sushant’s house for investigation
Househelp and friends present at the time of Sushant’s suicide are being investigated. Their statements are being recorded at his Bandra home.
Sushant’s uncle has claimed that the actor has been murdered. He has asked for an investigation.
Sushant’s father fainted after hearing about the news of his son’s suicide. The crowd has gathered in front of Sushant’s house in Patna. The family is in shock.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s dead body has been taken to the Cooper hospital for post mortem.
Police have found no suicide note in the house. He is survived by his father and four elder sisters.
The actor was accompanied by a few friends at the time of death. When in the morning he did not open the door, the friends broke the door and found him hanging by the fan.
Sushant used to live away from his family, he was from Bihar. Police Joint Commissioner Vinay Chaube at the spot.
Police have found some medical prescriptions and medicines too from his house that he was taking from the last six months.
In his last Instagram post, Sushant Singh Rajput had remembered his mother and said, “Blurred past evaporating from teardrops…Unending dreams carving an arc of smile…And a fleeting life,..negotiating between the two.”
In one of the first reactions, actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted: “Shocked beyond words… Sushant Singh Rajput is no more… Deeply saddened.”
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Sushant started his career with the Television show Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil and rose to fame with Pavitra Rishta. With the Zee TV show, he ruled the hearts of the people for many years. His on-screen chemistry with actress Ankita Lokhnade was much appreciated by the viewers.