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Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide: Leaders mourn tragic death of 34-year-old Bollywood star

34-year-old Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday. Initial reports suggest the actor committed suicide since he was found hanging in his room. The development has come as a shock for the film industry. Meanwhile, police reached actor's house and reports also say that a post-mortem is liley to be held. Here's a look at political reactions as one of the finest actors in the industry ends life.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 14, 2020 18:25 IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad mourns death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput
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Ravi Shankar Prasad mourns death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput

34-year-old Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday. Initial reports suggest the actor committed suicide since he was found hanging in his room. The development has come as a shock for the film industry. Meanwhile, police reached actor's house and reports also say that a post-mortem is liley to be held. Here's a look at political reactions as one of the finest actors in the industry ends life.

PM Narendra Modi reacted to the death of Bollywood and TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput saying, "...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."

Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Anguished to learn about the sad and untimely demise of the young and very talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He will always be remembered for his contribution to Indian cinema. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and followers."

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has offered condolences to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Delhi CM took to twitter saying, "the tragic and shocking death of India's rising star Sushant Singh Rajput 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"

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also reacted to Sushant Singh Rajput's death and said, "It is astonishing and sad to see an emerging talented young artist like Sushant Singh Rajput depart from the mortal world. Pray to Lord Rama to rest his soul in peace... My condolences to his bereaved family. Om Shanti."

Reacting to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, NCP leader Supriya Sule said, "shocked to hear about the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. He was among the finest actors. Huge Loss to the film Industry. My Heartfelt Condolences. May He Rest In Peace. 

In his tweet, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "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."

Punjab Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh also expressed his grief at the demise of the Bollywood actor. In his tweet he said, "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."

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has also reacted to the death of the actor's death. In his tweet Piyush Goyal said, "Saddened to know about the unfortunate demise of actor #SushantSinghRajput. He was a young, multi-talented actor who graced the silver screen with his charisma."

He further added, "We must prioritise our mental well being and never shy away from expressing ourselves to our loved ones."

The death of Sushant Singh Rajput came as a shock as the 34-year-old hung himself in his Mumbai apartment on Sunday morning. 

Sushant used to live away from his family, he was from Bihar. Police Joint Commissioner Vinay Chaube at the spot. Police have found some medical prescription too from his house.

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