Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has died, having been found hanging from the ceiling in his home in Mumbai’s Bandra on Sunday.
The latest on Mumbai Police’s probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death
The Mumbai police has confirmed the 34-year-old’s demise to Republic TV. Police teams have since reached his Bandra residence. As per sources, no suicide note has been found so far. The statement of his domestic help is being taken, while some medical prescriptions have been recovered. As per sources, an Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered.
As per sources, it was Sushant Singh Rajput’s domestic help who had informed the police after spotting the actor hanging from the ceiling. In the latest update, forensic teams are collecting items from his room. A post-mortem would likely be conducted in Cooper/Bhabha hospital; the DCP is at the spot.
Republic TV has learnt that the Police will be contacting the actor’s doctor and will record his statement to know what type of medicines he was taking and what problem was he facing, if any.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has tweeted his shock at Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise:
Shocked & saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. May God give strength to his family, fans & loved ones ðð¼
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 14, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted a statement on Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, hailing his rise in the world of entertainment and offering a prayer:
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
Visuals of the Police and ambulance at Sushant Singh Rajput’s home:
A number of members of the film industry have iterated their shock at the development, as have persons from the world of politics and sports
‘I don’t have words for this,’ said actor Manoj Joshi, who is also a member of CINTAA, reflecting on the apparent suicide of the talented actor. ‘I don’t know how to react’
Akshay Kumar said that he was shocked and speechless, offering a prayer for his family:
Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless…I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput 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 ðð»
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 14, 2020
Industry trade analyst Taran Adarsh spoke about being completely heartbroken, and reflected on how Sushant Singh Rajput had passed away too soon:
‘It’s really shocking. I’ve shot with him a few times. I’d not spoken to him the last few months, but it’s absolutely shocking,’ said Dabboo Ratnani, speaking to Republic TV.
Filmmaker and activist Ashoke Pandit termed it a huge loss to the entertainment industry:
Sanjay Dutt has posted his shock and condolences:
Ajay Devgn called the news truly sad:
The news of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death is truly sad. What a tragic lossð Deepest condolences to his family & loved ones. May his soul find eternal peace.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) June 14, 2020
Farhan Akhtar expressed his shock, revealing his closeness to Sushant Singh Rajput by using only the latter’s last name:
Absolutely stunned by Sushant’s death..!! This is so so sad. Heart goes out to his family.. their grief must be beyond measure. Deepest condolences.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 14, 2020
From the Cricketing world, Irfan Pathan has posted his condolences:
I’m deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the suicide of #SushantSinghRajput my heart goes out for his family
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 14, 2020
As has Sachin Tendulkar:
Shocked and sad to hear about the loss of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Such a young and talented actor. My condolences to his family and friends. May his soul RIP. ð pic.twitter.com/B5zzfE71u9
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 14, 2020
Anil Kumble has posted his condolences:
Shocked and saddened to hear about the death of #SushantSinghRajput Condolences to his family and friends. A talented actor gone too soon.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 14, 2020
Union Women and Child development Minister Smriti Irani has posted her shock and condolences
I have no words , no understanding of why you left the way you did. From a bright young kid who came to Balaji to a star who made the Nation swoon.. you had come a long way and had many more miles to go. You will be missed #SushantSinghRajput gone too soon ..
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 14, 2020
Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has recalled their meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan:
Shocked to learn that super talented actor #SushantSinghRajput is no more.He was from my city Patna. Remember meeting him in Rashtrapati Bhawan during oath taking ceremony last year. He had told me that his family lived in Rajiv Nagar,Patna. He had miles to go. He left too soon.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 14, 2020
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh penned a long tweet in Hindi expressing his shock at Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise:
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— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 14, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput’s career
Sushant Singh Rajput had shot to fame with the TV show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV, produced by Ekta Kapoor. After earning popularity with his role, he made his debut with Kai Po Che, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, an official adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Three Mistakes of My Life.
He then featured in Yash Raj Films’ Shuddh Desi Romance and a small role in the Aamir Khan-Rajkumar Hirani blockbuster PK. Sushant then earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of iconic detective Byomkesh Bakshy. However, his career’s biggest hit came with MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, in the role of the former Indian cricket captain.
The actor also featured in Kedarnath, in the debut of Sara Ali Khan, which was a success. Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore in 2019 was among the biggest hits of his career. He was last seen in the Netflix film Drive and was working on Dil Bechara, the adaptation of the Fault in Our Stars.
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