JUNE 27, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family paid tribute to the late actor with an emotional note. The late actor had committed suicide on June 14, 2020, leaving near and dear ones in utter shock and dismay.
Remembering Sushant as the boy from Patna who was free-spirited, curious and a man with dreams, the letter addressed Sushant as ‘Gulshan’ of the family time-and-again. The family also staretd an inititiative which they informed about through the official statement.
Here’s the statement:
The world’s Sushant Singh Rajput was simply Gulshan to us.
He was free-spirited, talkative and incredibly bright. He was curious about just everything. He dreamed without restraints, and chased those dreams with the heart of a lion. He smiled generously. He was the pride and inspiration of the family. His telescope was his most prized possession, through which he fondly gazed at the stars.
We can’t bring ourselves to accept that we wouldn’t get to hear his easy laughs anymore. That we wouldn’t see his sparkling eyes again. That we wouldn’t hear his endless rants about science again. His loss has created a permanent, glaring void in the family that will never be filled.
He truly loved and cherished every single one of his fans. We thank you all for showering our Gulshan with so much love.
To honour his memory and legacy, the family has decided to set up Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support young talents in areas close to his heart — cinema, science and sports.
His childhood home in Rajiv Nagar, Patna will be turned into a memorial. We will put his personal memorabilia and belongings there, that include thousands of books, his telescope, flight-simulator etc, for his fans and admirers. From now on, we intend to maintain his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page as legacy accounts to keep his memories alive.
We once again thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. – Sushant’s family
Sushant Singh Rajput’s father had been involved with the actor’s last rites. He flew down to Mumbai after receiving the news and stayed in Sushant’s home, meeting various people, including Sushant’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande.
The actor’s last movie ‘Dil Bechara’, an adaptation of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ is slated for OTT release soon.