Sushant Singh Rajput dies by suicide at 34 in Mumbai
Sushant Singh Rajput commited suicide at his home in Mumbai. The actor was 34. He debuted in Bollywood with Kai Po Che! and was last seen in Chhichhore. Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra home in Mumbai earlier this morning. Some of his friends were also at home when his body was discovered. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan. Initial reports from the police say that he was suffering from depression for the past six months. His friends also told Aaj Tak that the reason behind this extreme step is depression. Sushant was undergoing psychiatric treatment, said the police.
A suicide note was not recovered. The police have said that it was a case of death by hanging.
Sushant Singh Rajput had hosted a close group of friends at his home on Saturday night, according to sources. This, however, has not been confirmed by any of his friends. Around 10 am this morning, he went back to his room, after which, he was not seen.
The house staff and his friend tried to open the door but in vain. The house staff called a local keymaker. With the help of the duplicate key, they opened the door to discover him hanging. The house help also called the ambulance and the police, who reached his home. The police have found a file which had details of the treatment Sushant Singh Rajput was currently been undergoing. He was suffering from clinical depression for the past six months.
The initial investigation and inquiries have already taken place at his home by the local police.
A pall of gloom descended upon Bollywood on Sunday afternoon, as soon as the news of Sushant Singh Rajput's death broke.
Akshay Kumar tweeted, "Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless...I remember watching Sushant Singh Rajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I'd enjoyed the film and wish I'd been a part of it. Such a talented actor...may God give strength to his family."
Ajay Devgn wrote, "The news of Sushant Singh Rajput's death is truly sad. What a tragic loss. Deepest condolences to his family & loved ones. May his soul find eternal peace."
Sushant made a name for himself on the small screen, especially with Pavitra Rishta, where he played the lead role, before jumping to the big screen. Sushant broke on to the big screen with Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che, based on Chetan Bhagat's bestselling book The Three Mistakes of My Life.
Kai Po Che catapulted Sushant Singh Rajput, a smalltown boy, into almost overnight fame.
After 2013's Kai Po Che, Sushant worked in Shuddh Desi Romance with Parineeti Chopra, and then went on to do several films.
He was last seen in Chhichhore opposite Shraddha Kapoor. It was a film directed by Nitesh Tiwari, which dealt with college life and the frustrations of the later years.
The actor's former manager Disha Salian was found dead a few days ago.
Sushant Singh Rajput was born in Patna. His cousin brother Neeraj Kumar Bablu is an MLA. His sister-in-law is an MLC in the Bihar Legislative Council. He is survived by his elder brother, two sisters and father, Dr KK Singh. Sushant lost his mother in 2002, when he was only 16 years old.
In several interviews over the years, Sushant had always spoken of the loss of his mother as a huge blow to him. In fact, his last social media post, from June 3, was also a tribute to his late mother.
Sushant wrote, "Blurred past evaporating from teardrops / Unending dreams carving an arc of smile / And a fleeting life, / negotiating between the two... Ma."
Sushant Singh Rajput had secured all-India 7th rank in AIEEE and finished his Mechanical Engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering. He had also won the Physics Olympiad. He joined Shiamak Davar's dance classes and later joined Barry John's acting classes to become an actor.