Chetan Hansraj, Arjun Bijlani, Other Actors Mourn Demise of Kushal

Kushal Punjabi passed away on Thursday, 26 December. 

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Chetan Hansraj and Arjun Bijlani have mourned demise of Kushal Punjabi. 

Popular television actor Kushal Punjabi passed away on 26 December at his Mumbai residence. He was 37 years old. Condolences are pouring in from the industry, with his friends saying that they are still in a state of shock. Speaking to Times of India, actor and close friend Chetan Hansraj said that Kushal was going through separation from his wife and he was “disturbed”. “Kushal was very disturbed. He was going through separation from his wife and he was unwell also. I spoke to him a couple of days back and tried telling him that he should just fight back. I never imagined Kushal would take such a drastic step,” Chetan said.

Chetan also added that they knew each other for the past 20 years. “He was like a brother to me. The loss is irreparable.”

Actor Suved Lohia mourned Kushal’s demise and regretted the fact that he couldn’t reach out. Suved took to Instagram to write a long note, urging people suffering from depression to come out and seek help.

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RIP ... Kushal We mourn the loss of a soul who inspired many and was kind .. I apologise I couldn’t reach out to you , couldn’t see your anguish the demon inside u ... pls I urge everyone to come out and speak your mind , see a doctor confide in someone I know u feel that nothing is gonna help but that’s not true, I am speaking to u as a surviour of depression, Silencing you’re mind is not easy , don’t give in to momentary weakness speak how u feel , reach out don’t tap out , I also request friends to be kind and be there for a others one authentic hello a hug can make a difference !! I don’t want to remember you this way ... The way I want to remember you , is through this post of yours the real strong happy kind Kushal , until we meet again ❤️ _____________________________________________________________ By Kushal Punjabi The @devilscircuit wasn’t just a race for me, it was a process of transformation. Every obstacle I faced, challenged and overcame was me facing, challenging and overcoming my past demons, mistakes and temptations that I had given into. Facing ones past mistakes and fears is always difficult but unless u don’t go for it head on u won’t go forward. And so I took the leap of faith in myself and went for it, injured myself terribly but I didn’t stop... coz I couldn’t. What I would achieve mentally and emotionally by finishing this race would be far more than mere physical injuries. Once I crossed the finish line I was liberated. I didn’t care about my timing or what position I stood against the competitors because genuinely this was the new me against my old self. I was renewed refreshed and transformed & thats the path I have chosen to follow from now. The devil that was in me has certainly been slain.

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Fellow actor Chhavi Hussein took to social media to share a photo with Kushal, with the message, “I hope you are in a better place my dear friend. I have no words to express what I feel today. Just that you will forever be missed by me and all of us whose lives you touched. I wish you peace.”

Take a look at some other reactions:

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Picture 3 on 27.12.19.: I met Kushal (Punjabi) over a decade back when he began his career as a #model: #Fun, #vibrant and #loving. . When the city sucks you into its web, you don't/can't keep in touch, but #memories of the good times spent together can hardly be erased. . I'd meet Kushal on and off at social get-togethers. We'd chat about the good old times, and then go our separate ways, as is the law of the land. . I'd see him around occasionally on dance shows and adventure shows on #television. I even learnt that he was an ardent #biker and would embark on trips with some of my #friends. . I met him only a few weeks back at a #friend's #bar opening in Bandra. He flashed his usual gunmy #smile and embraced me tight. . This morning I woke up to the devastating #news that he was no more. It took a minute for the shock to sink in. He was found hanging from a fan. He left a suicide note behind clarifying that no one be blamed. . He was 37, and as I learnt today, with a #wife and #son, who lived abroad, away from him. . Everytime this happens we get numb for a while, then forget about things and move on trying to kid ourselves that the #world is a #happy place. It isn't. Modern living has made us cruel, cynical and pressured. . Relationships are mostly transactional. Cling on to whoever you see a ray of positivity and warmth in. Value the few around you. Invest in them, #love them, nurture them. Or else we'll be left regretting when they're no longer in our midst. . RIP Kushal.

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(Inputs: Times of India)

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