Indian actor Kushal Punjabi, found dead in his apartment


Popular Bollywood actor, Kushal Punjabi, has been confirmed dead by suicide at the age of 42.

Punjabi was found dead by his parents at his Bandra, Mumbai home in India early Friday morning 27 December 2019 where a suicide note was recovered, The Times of India reports.

“His parents reached his building after he did not pick up their calls,” Vijay Lakshmi Hiremath, a senior police inspector for the Bandra police station, told the news outlet.

According to the outlet, Punjabi’s suicide note stated no one should be held responsible for his death and that his property should be divided between his parents, his son, Kian, 3, and sisters.

An Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered at the police station, according to the Deccan Chronicle. Punjabi was well-known for popular Bollywood films including Lakshya (2004), Kaal (2005) and Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) in which he co-starred with Priyanka Chopra.

Some of Punjabi’s friends shared their condolences on Instagram after his death, including actor Karanvir Bohra, who wrote, “Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me.I’m still in denial @itsme_kushalpunjabi.”


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