In a shocking piece of news, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his home in Mumbai. He was 34.
The late actor was found hanging at his apartment in Bandra (West) on Sunday morning. However, no suicide note has been recovered by the police.
Rajput had been reportedly suffering from depression for the past few months.
May his soul rest in peace.
According to reports, Rajput's house help knocked on his bedroom door around noon. As he did not receive any response, he called Rajput's friends and the police.
The initial investigation and inquiries took place at the late actor's home.
The police have also reportedly found a file with details of Rajput's medical treatment for clinical depression. Meanwhile, the post-mortem report is awaited.
Rajput was born in Patna, Bihar.
He is survived by his elder brother, two sisters, and father, Dr. KK Singh
Rajput lost his mother in 2002 when he was 16 years old. In many interviews, the actor spoke about how losing his mother devastated him.
In fact, in his last Instagram post a week ago, Rajput remembered his late mother.
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Rajput started his acting career through television.
He appeared in popular TV shows, including Star Plus' Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.
He shot to fame with his role as Manav Deshmukh in ZEE TV serial Pavitra Rishta, which also starred his former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande.
That apart, he featured in reality shows like Zara Nachke Dikha and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4.
Rajput started his Bollywood journey with Abhishek Kapoor's critically-acclaimed 2013 movie Kai Po Che!.
He went on to star in movies like Shuddh Desi Romance, Rajkumar Hirani's PK, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Neeraj Pandey's M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Raabta, Kedarnath, and Abhishek Chaubey's Sonchiriya.
Chhichhore remained his last theatrical release. His upcoming film, Mukesh Chhabra's romantic-drama Dil Bechara, was due to release this year.
In fact, Rajput's manager Disha Salian committed suicide on Monday night. Shocked and saddened by the news, Rajput had then written on his social media handle, "It's such devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha's family and friends. May your soul rest in peace."
It has been a terrible year for the Indian film fraternity.
The news of Rajput's suicide comes shortly after the country mourned the loss of two of its most celebrated stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.
Recently, music composer and singer Wajid Khan also passed away, after suffering from a cardiac arrest and kidney issues. He was 43 years old.
In case you need help or know someone who needs it, you can reach out to AASRA for suicide prevention counseling. Their number is 022 2754 6669 (24 hours).
You can also contact the Hyderabad-based Roshni NGO at +914066202000 or COOJ at +918322252525.
Sneha India Foundation, which works 24X7, can be contacted at +914424640050.
Vandrevala Foundation has trained counselors and their number is 18602662345.
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