"Talented And Brilliant Actor": India Mourns Sushant Singh Rajput

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 India Mourns Sushant Singh Rajput

New Delhi:

As India mourns Sushant Singh Rajput, people from all walks of life paid tribute to the Bollywood actor. Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Mumbai residence.  An investigation will be conducted. The actor was 34.

"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," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted.

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

As news of his death broke, #SushantSinghRajput became the top trend on Twitter.

Tributes have been pouring in from Bollywood actors. Akshay Kumar tweeted, "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."

"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," Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.

Sushant Singh Rajput began in television, rising to stardom in the soap Pavitra Rishta. He made his Bollywood debut in the film Kai Po Che and later starred in projects such as the MS Dhoni biopic and Kedarnath. 

"Sad to hear about the sudden demise of #SushantSinghRajput. An exemplary actor who will be missed by all. Praying for strength to his family and friends in this difficult time," Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote on Twitter.

"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," cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

Just last week, the actor wrote in an Instagram story, "It's such devastating news" after his former manager Disha Salian committed suicide.

(If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist.)
Helplines:
AASRA: 91-22-27546669 (24 hours)
Sneha Foundation: 91-44-24640050 (24 hours)
Vandrevala Foundation for Mental Health: 1860-2662-345 and 1800-2333-330 (24 hours)
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