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Sushant Singh Rajput kills self; Colleagues, Teachers mourn, Condolences pour in

Sushant Singht Rajput, 34, hailed from Bihar and was educated in Patna and New Delhi, before shifting to Mumbai

Sunday June 14, 2020 8:52 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Sushant Singh Rajput

Mumbai: In a shocking development, well known Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Bandra residence here on Sunday morning, a police official said.

"He has committed suicide. Mumbai Police is investigating. The police has not found any (suicide) note yet," Mumbai Police Spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranay Ashok said.

Clad in a dark t-shirt and grey shorts, Rajput was found hanging by a bedsheet at his home by his domestic help who alerted the police.

On learning of the incident, a team of Bandra Police rushed to investigate and details of the suicide are awaited, officials said.

No suicide note

After the initial probe at the suicide spot where no suicide note has been recovered, his body was taken in an ambulance for an autopsy, they added.

Rajput, 34, hailed from Bihar and was educated in Patna and New Delhi, before shifting to Mumbai.

He was known for his portrayals in TV serials like "Pavitra Rishta", films "Kai Po Chhe", "Shuddh Desi Romance", the biopic "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", "Kedarnath" and "Chhichore", among several others.

Bollywood and social media reacted with shock and disbelief on hearing the news of the death of Rajput, who was also noted for his philanthropic services.

Colleagues, teachers mourn

Students, teachers, committee members and staff associated with St Karen's Secondary School in the city cannot fathom the reason behind the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an alumnus of the institution.

On Sunday, the school's Facebook page shared a couple of photographs of the late actor, among them being a throwback to his school days where he can be seen posing in school uniform along with classmates.

The other photo is a still from the actor's superhit film "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", where Sushant is sitting on a platform. On the photo, it is written: "A finish we never expected. Rest in peace Sushant Singh Rajput."

"Posted this photo after his 'Kai Po Che' movie.. it was a proud moment for every Karenite... Never expected that this gem would take his own life.. May god bless his soul..." read the caption to the photographs posted on the school's page.


Several present and ex-students of the school reacted to the Facebook post expressing shock and grief at the actor's demise.

"It is unbelievable!! We have lost one more precious diamond ! RIP #Bihari #Karenite #jwellofindia," commented a student.

"We used to flex that he was an Alumni of our school..RIP," commented a former student of the school.

"LOSERS never commit suicide - "Chichore", By why shushant ??? Unbelievable," wrote another ex-student, quoting the actor's dialogue from his recent hit film, "Chhichhore".

The 34-year-old actor, who was reportedly battling depression, was found hanging at his Mumbai residence on Sunday.

Condolences pour in

Condolences have poured in for the actor from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders from across the political spectrum.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also condoled the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and said that he brought to life several memorable characters on the silver screen and he was an icon and a source of inspiration to many youngsters.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his condolence message said that a young and talented actor has gone too soon.

Meanwhile, condolences from Bollywood colleagues continued to pour in all through Sunday, as the news of Sushant Singh Rajputs death became known.

From Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithtik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan, to co-stars and colleagues including Varun Dhawan, Disha Patani, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Kiara Advani, to filmmakers including Karan Johar, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Ekta Kapoor, everyone expressed shock while remembering the "young", "talented" and "wonderful" actor on social media.

"I will miss him so much"

"He loved me so much... I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad....and so shocking," Shah Rukh tweeted along with an image in which he can be seen sharing smiles with the late actor.

Paying condolences to Sushant, Hrithik Roshan tweeted: "Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Sushant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He had so much life in him. Extremely disheartening news."

Varun Dhawan recalled the memorable time spent with Sushant. "I really can't believe this. Sushant was a wonderful actor and I still remember the times I spent with him. His performance always inspired me. Deepest condolences to his fans and family. RIP #SushantSinghRajput," he wrote.

Anushka Sharma, who shared screen space with Sushant in "PK", wrote: "Sushant, you were too young and brilliant to have gone so soon. I'm so sad and upset knowing that we lived in an environment that could not help you through any troubles you may have had. May your soul rest in peace." Along with the post, she shared a few stills from "PK".

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