Indian sporting fraternity has come forward to pay tribute and mourn the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who committed suicide on Sunday, by hanging himself at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to his social media handle and expressed shock and grief at the demise of the Kai Po Che actor.
“I’m deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the suicide of #SushantSinghRajput my heart goes out for his family,” Pathan tweeted
I’m deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the suicide of #SushantSinghRajput my heart goes out for his family
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 14, 2020
Mourning the sad death of Sushant, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stated that it is really shocking to lose a talented actor like Sushan at such a young age.
“Gone way too soon. Its shocking and even more sad to lose such a young talented actor and a human. You will be missed on screen dhoni,” the former world number 1 said.
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 14, 2020
India’s tennis icon Saina Mirza also paid rich tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput.
“Sushant you said we would play tennis together one day .. you were so full of life and laughs .. spreading smiles everywhere you went.. we didn’t even know you were hurting this bad the world will miss you .. shaking while I write this .. RIP my friend,” she wrote on Twitter.
Sushant 💔 💔 you said we would play tennis together one day .. you were so full of life and laughs .. spreading smiles everywhere you went.. we didn’t even know you were hurting this bad 😞 the world will miss you .. shaking while I write this .. RIP my friend
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 14, 2020
Meanwhile, India and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya expressed his grief on the unexpected news of Sushant’s death.
Shocking! Rest in Peace #SushantSinghRajput.. condolences to his loved ones.. gutted by this news.
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) June 14, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag also joined the fraternity in paying homage to the talented actor.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 14, 2020
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. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/B5zzfE71u9
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 14, 2020
Sushant breathed his last aged 34. He began his acting career with television and became a household name after starring in Ekta Kapoor’s popular daily soap Pavitra Rishta.
Soon after started his Bollywood journey with Kai Po Che in 2013 which he followed up with movies like PK, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath and Chhichhore.
The entire Indian film fraternity is left shocked and saddened on the passing away of one of its bright young stars and one who had arguably great potential in the industry.