Kushal Punjabi Death Reason Cause: Exclusive
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The 42-year-old actor committed suicide at his Bandra residence last night.
While talking to the TimesofIndia.com, Chetan said, “Yes, it is a suicide. He was going through separation from his wife and he was also down with sickness. I still can’t believe that Kushal is no more with us. I spoke to him a couple of days ago and he discussed with me that he was disturbed. I tried telling him that things happen in life and he should just fight back. But I never imagined that he will take such a step. It is heartbreaking.”
Actor Kushal Punjabi commits suicide; Karan Patel and other TV celebs express shock
Chetan and Kushal have known each other since last 20 years and the former says, he will always remember him as a fighter, “He was such a positive, fun loving guy. He always laughed and had a smiling face. He was a fighter and always inspired people around him to be fit. We have known each other for the last 20 years and we have grown up together. He was more like a brother to me. The loss is irreparable,” said Chetan.
Chetan also shared that Kushal’s body has been taken for post mortem and his funeral will take place by today or tomorrow.
Other actors from the industry have also expressed grief. Naagin actor Karanvir Bohra, who shared a close bond with Kushal, took to his Instagram account to share the news of his demise. He shared a series of pictures of Kushal and wrote that he was shocked after hearing the news and is in denial. He called Kushal an inspiration and a happy-go-lucky person.
He wrote, “Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me.I’m still in denial @itsme_kushalpunjabi. I know you are in a happier place, but this is unfathomable. The way you lead your life really inspired me in more ways than one….but what was I to know. Your zest for dancing, fitness, off-road biking, fatherhood and above all that, that smiling face of yours, your happy-go-lucky nature your warmth all that was such ingenuity. I’m gonna miss you so much #kushlani. You will always be remembered as a guy who lived a full life.”
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor, Karan Patel also shared an emotional post for Kushal and wrote that sometimes the happiest faces hide the most saddened hearts. He wrote on Instagram, “🙏RIP🙏 my brother. Guess Its true when they say, “The happiest Faces hide the Most saddened Hearts”. Seeing Your spirit and zest for life, never in my wildest dreams would i have thought that you will bid your final goodbye to life in a way that will send a chill down our spines every time we think of you. @itsme_kushalpunjabi you will be missed forever. Hope and pray you are inna better place. 🙏. Still can’t believe you’re gone. Gone too soon.”