Writer and assistant director Ravi Shankar Alok, who was one of the assistant director on Nana Patekar’s Ab Tak Chhappan, committed suicide by jumping off a building in Mumbai.

According to a report in India Today, Ravi Shankar Alok was a resident of Seven Bungalows area in Andheri (West) and he committed suicide on July 12 by jumping off the roof of the same building where he lived. Shankar committed suicide around 2 pm, a police official confirmed.

The assistant director/writer was involved in the writing of Nana Patekar’s much acclaimed film Ab Tak Chhappan, which was based on the encounters of notorious crime lords of the D-Company.

The report further states that Alok was suffering from depression and was undergoing psychiatric evaluation for the same. No suicide note was found on his body and police is investigating the matter.

A source close to the Alok’s brother also revealed that the writer was unemployed for more than a year and it was one of the reasons for his constant state of depression.

Ravi Shankar Alok was 32.