India’s fittest TV star Kushal Punjabi was found dead at his residence in Mumbai last night The actor left a suicide note which states that nobody is to be blamed for his untimely demise.
The Indian television industry woke up to the shocking news of actor Kushal Punjabi’s death. The 37-year-old Kushal was found hanging through the ceiling with a nylon rope when his friend Chetan Hansraj and parents broke open the door lock of his apartment in Bandra West. His parents and friends are in an utter shocked state of mind.
Chetan Hansraj says that his friend was suffering from disease, and tensed married life. Kushal was quite famous for his roles in films like Lakshya (2004), Kaal (2005), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007).
Even after working with the ace stars like Saif Ali Kha, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, Kushal found his calling in the small screen. Kushal has been a part of reality TV shows like Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout, the Indian version of US game show Wipeout in February 2011, taking home the prize of Rs 5 million.
Talking about his sudden demise, Kushal’s friend and ex-Bigg Boss contestant shared his grievances for the loss of Kushal’s life. His Instagram post is suggestive of his shock and grief. Fellow TV industry friends also tweeted their condolences.
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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 so genuine. I'm gonna miss you so much #kushlani. You will always be rememberd as a guy who lived a full life. #dancingdaddy #fit #lifeenthusiast #biker #smilingface #onelifeliveitright #restinpeace #omnamoshivaya
I have known Kushal Punjabi since he was a kid. He was always an all rounder, a rare mix of talent and hard work. His commitment and dedication were an inspiration to everyone around him. I’m very sad that he’s gone. I’m even sadder that he gave up. RIP.
— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) December 27, 2019
Still wishing this is a rumour Kushal Punjabi, I know you as fittest and happiest of all, the winner of the show I hosted. Deeply disturbed. Hope you are at peace wherever your are. RIP KushalPunjabi and May god give strength to the family.
— Saumya Tandon (@saumyatandon) December 27, 2019
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🙏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. 😢🙏
A dear friend and ‘Ishq Mein Marjaawaan’ co-star Arjun Bijlani also took to Twitter to grieve the untimely death of Kushal Punjabi.
While it is hard to believe for most, Kushal’s fans haven’t been able to come to a truck with the harsh reality of death. His fans have been tweeting the best wishes and strength for his friends and family.
Kushal punjabi committed suicide !!
Shit yar.. he was just 37 & had a 2 yr old son..
Can we all decide to be more compassionate & be In Touch with people in real life than In SM. ??
— Lisha (@lisha230792) December 27, 2019
— Mayuri 🦄 (@mayuri_19s) December 27, 2019
— Sudeep Tawde (@STawdee) December 27, 2019
Suicide incidents among Bollywood and other TV stars shows the real face of this Industry …the more happy and attracting on screen life, the more scary and dirty it is off the screen..RIP #KushalPunjabi
— Jimmy Patel (@thejimmypatel) December 27, 2019
Some parts of the investigation are suggestive towards a chronic depressive illness of Kushal Punjabi. As per reports, Kushal had been fighting depression ever since wife Audrey Dolhan separated from the star. The Mumbai Police have noted an ADR (Accidental Death Report). Upon investigation, the Mumbai Police found a suicide note written by Kushal Punjabi.
As per the suicide note, the actor blames no one for his death. He even wrote that he would want to give away 50% of his assets to his mother, father and sister and the rest 50% to his 3-year-old son. Interestingly, Kushal hasn’t left behind anything for his estranged wife Audrey Dolhan with whom he shares son Kiaan.