Sushant Singh Rajput's demise leaves B-town, cricket world in shock; Shashi Tharoor, Neiphiu Rio recall his aid during calamities
The actor reportedly died by suicide in his Bandra home.
While the reason is not yet known, Mumbai Police said that investigation is underway.
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Meanwhile the tragic news left the film and TV industry in shock, many of who took to social media to express grief.
Akshay Kumar said the news left him shocked, and recalled having watched the actor in 'Chhichhore'.
"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," Kumar tweeted.
Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless...I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and t… https://t.co/8dnBKHskO7— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1592126464000
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'The Lunchbox' actor Nimrat Kaur also expressed shock at the "deeply tragic" news, saying, "Absolutely gutted and heartbroken for Sushant and his loved ones and family. Really can’t believe his journey’s ended on this untimely, devastating note.Praying for his soul...gone so soon.Yet another horrendous jolt for our industry. So deeply tragic.."
Absolutely gutted and heartbroken for Sushant and his loved ones and family. Really can’t believe his journey’s end… https://t.co/F0upo0YkvU— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) 1592126905000
Anupam Kher posted a broken heart emoji, with a question, 'Why Sushant, why?'
मेरे प्यारे सुशांत सिंह राजपूत....आख़िर क्यों?....क्यों?— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 1592126816000
Sonu Sood said he was shocked and heartbroken at the news.
Shocked..Heartbroken...Bhai..no words...wish this was not true— sonu sood (@SonuSood) 1592127043000
Cricketer Virender Sehwag also took to Twitter to say that one can't know what someone is going through. "Life is fragile and we don’t know what one is going through. Be kind. #SushantSinghRajput Om Shanti," he tweeted.
Life is fragile and we don’t know what one is going through. Be kind. #SushantSinghRajput Om Shanti https://t.co/zJZGV96mmb— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1592126612000
Really sad and shocking. May his soul rest in peace. #SushantSinghRajput— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) 1592128589000
Team India coach Ravi Shastri posted a picture of the actor with former skipper MS Dhoni, saying, "A life brimming with promise and possibilities ended abruptly."
Rajput had portrayed Dhoni in the film based on the cricketer's life.
I’m shocked at the tragic passing away of #SushantSinghRajput. A life brimming with promise and possibilities ended… https://t.co/U0MsHXPTi6— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1592128618000
Aam Aadmi Party also offered condolences in a tweet on it's official handle.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing away of young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.Our condolences t… https://t.co/9NPTp99NAF— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) 1592127343000
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also took to the micro-blogging site to express his anguish about Rajput's untimely demise. He said that the actor will always be remembered for his contribution to the Indian cinema.
Anguished to learn about the sad and untimely demise of the young and very talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He… https://t.co/NKY2jlMdgN— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1592134174000
Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio remembered Rajput's contribution towards relief work in that state during the 2018 floods and landslides. The CM, in a tweet, said that his love & generous contribution to the people of Nagaland will always be remembered.
Shocked & saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. He personally handed over a cheque to… https://t.co/EPtr8OCH0p— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) 1592130531000
Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor also recalled the 'kind-hearted' actor, and shed light on his contribution of Rs 1.25 crore to the CM's relief fund during the Kerala floods.
Deeply shocked &saddened by the news of #SushantSinghRajput's untimely &tragic passing. Aside from his talented act… https://t.co/j3ibxxswQq— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 1592148560000
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