Popular television actor Kushal Punjabi passed away on 26 December at his Mumbai residence. According to police sources, Kushal was found hanging from the fan at his Pali Hill residence at around 11 pm on Thursday (26 December). He was rushed to Bhabha Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Police have confirmed to The Quint that they found a one-and-a-half page suicide note in his home, wherein he wrote, “Nobody should be blamed for my death”. Kushal has also written in the note, “Divide 50 percent of my assets equally among my parents, sister and 50 percent should be given to my three-year-old son.”
An Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been filed and an investigation is underway.
Kushal Punjabi’s body was discovered by his parents when they reached his residence at around 11 pm last night. They immediately called the police and informed them. At the time of the incident, his wife and three-year-old son were living abroad.
Kushal was 37 years old and he was separated. His untimely demise has left everyone shocked. The news broke when Shararat actor Karanvir Bohra shared a series of photos of Kushal along with an emotional note.
Taking to Instagram Karanvir wrote, “ Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me.I'm still in denial Kushal Punjabi. 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 such ingenuity. I'm gonna miss you so much #kushlani. You will always be remembered as a guy who lived a full life”.
Kushal Punjabi was last seen in the Colors thriller drama Ishq Mein Marjawan. Kushal started his showbiz journey with Gladrags Manhunt Contest in 2000. He has been a part of shows such as CID, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kasam Se, Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, Rishta Dot Com, Aasman Se Aage, Zindagi Wins. He also starred in films like Lakshya, Kaal, Salaam-e-Ishq and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal among others.
(If you feel suicidal or know someone in distress, please reach out to them with kindness and call these numbers of local emergency services, helplines, and mental health NGOs)