Former Mr India Winner Allegedly Attempts Suicide; Critical: Report

Former Mr India winner Manoj Patil's manager informed that his condition is critical.

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(Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide, self harm)

Former Mr India winner Manoj Patil has reportedly been hospitalised at the Cooper Hospital after he allegedly attempted suicide. Patil’s manager said that the incident took place around 12.30 AM on Thursday, and informed PTI that Patil’s condition is critical.


Manoj Patil's manager said that he had recently written a letter to the Oshiwara Police demanding to lodge an FIR against actor Sahil Khan, alleging that the actor was defaming Patil on social media. An officer in Oshiwara police station, however, said that no FIR has been registered.

India Today quoted Patil’s manager Pari Naaz saying, “He was being harassed for over a year. His phone number had been made viral. And last night he was with his friends and on his way home he went to a chemist shop and bought the pills. His friends weren't aware what he took but when he reached home, he didn’t even have dinner and fell unconscious. We then rushed him to hospital.”

Manoj Patil’s mother told the publication, “My son told me that he was being mentally harassed by Sahil Khan. It came to a state where he said ‘I feel like ending my life’ and he tried to take his life.” Local MNS leader Suraj Sonawane said that Manoj Patil had asked him for help and the issue between Patil and Khan had crossed ‘professional rivalry’.

“He (Manoj Patil) told me how he had been facing problems for months. Till the time it was restricted to professional rivalry it was ok but for some time Sahil Khan started targeting his personal life and commented about his wife and also threatened that his visa would be cancelled which made him take this step.” Sonawane said.

(With inputs from India Today, PTI)

(If you are suicidal or know anyone in distress, reach out to the numbers of local emergency services, helplines, and mental health NGOs here.)

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