Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the nation today in mourning actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The 34-year-old was found dead at his home in Mumbai’s Bandra, the police said it was a case of suicide. As Bollywood poured out its shock and grief on Twitter, the political establishment also expressed condolences for the actor who rose to stardom seven years ago with Balaji’s television show Pavitra Rishta.
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
Many others from PM Modi’s cabinet also tweeted, among them Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, shared his hometown Patna with the actor.
“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.
The tragic and shocking death of India's rising star #SushantSinghRajput has left millions of his fans devastated. The masterly performances of his film and TV career will forever be remembered. May his friends and family have the strength to cope with this loss. RIP
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 14, 2020
Mental health is a very serious issue and needs more attention than it gets. Being sensitive, compassionate ,gentle and consistently reaching out to those struggling is very important.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 14, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput, who later became known for films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, where he played the title role, Detective Byomkesh Bakshyi and Chhichhore, made his mark in 2013 with Balaji’s television show Pavitra Rishta.
His last post on Instagram was a tribute to his late mother a week ago. “Blurred past evaporating from teardrops, unending dreams carving an arc of smile And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two,” the post read.