It was not only Bollywood that was left numbed and shocked by the suicide of 34 – year-old actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Political leaders from across party lines paid rich tributes on twitter and expressed anguish why he left so soon when he had so much to offer ahead. The actor was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his bedroom at his Bandra residence. He was reportedly under spell of depression for last six months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences, so too several other leaders. Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor , Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Babul Supriyo, Captain Amarinder Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films.
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
Amit Shah, Union Home Minister
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.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 14, 2020
Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress president
I am sorry to hear about the passing of #SushantSinghRajput. A young & talented actor, gone too soon. My condolences to his family, friends & fans across the world.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 14, 2020
Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP
Deeply shocked &saddened by the news of #SushantSinghRajput‘s untimely &tragic passing. Aside from his talented acting, he was a kind-hearted man who donated Rs 1.25 crores to the CM’s relief fund during the Kerala floods. May his loved ones find the strength to bear this loss.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 14, 2020
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Law Minister
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.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 14, 2020
Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Chief Minister
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. pic.twitter.com/F7V5rpnMFe
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 14, 2020
Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister
हिंदी फ़िल्मों के युवा कलाकार सुशांत सिंह राजपूत की मृत्यु का समाचार स्तब्ध करने वाला है।
उनकी अभिनय क्षमता, प्रतिभा और कौशल के लोग क़ायल था। उनका यूँ चले जाना पीड़ादायक है और यह फ़िल्मजगत के लिए एक बड़ा नुक़सान है।ईश्वर उनके परिवार एवं प्रशंसकों को यह दुःख सहने की शक्ति दे।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 14, 2020
Smriti Irani, Union Textiles Minister
I have no words , no understanding of why you left the way you did. From a bright young kid who came to Balaji to a star who made the Nation swoon.. you had come a long way and had many more miles to go. You will be missed #SushantSinghRajput gone too soon ..
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 14, 2020
Babul Supriyo, MoS Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Shocking, Mysterious, HeartBreaking&Scary to say the least!There needs to be some very serious discussion about why taking your own life is becoming such a New Normal! Knew him thru his films & loved every bit of what I saw•Deeply Deeply saddened•Hard to come to terms with it? pic.twitter.com/l4e6dYC3ce
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) June 14, 2020
Priyanka Chaturvedi, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP
This is the most most depressing and heartbreaking news about @itsSSR . I have no words to even express the sadness I feel. I was a huge fan of his work. This is cruel cruel times. Condolences to his friends and family.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 14, 2020
Akhilesh Yadav, Former UP CM
लोकप्रिय अभिनेता सुशांत सिंह राजपूत का यूँ अचानक जाना हिंदी फ़िल्म जगत और उनके चाहनेवालों के लिए अत्यंत दुखद एवं स्तब्धकारी है… ‘धोनी’ के रूप में उनकी भूमिका हमेशा अमर रहेगी.
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) June 14, 2020