The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people of all ages, races and socio-economic strata, across the globe. Lots of people have been experiencing a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders such as fear, anxiety, depression, panic, distress, discomfort, and even suicidal behaviours. Now we will let you know the Indian celebrities who suicided during COVID-19 times.
1. Manmeet Grewal
He is an Indian TV actor, who starred in shows like ‘Aadat Se Majboor’ and ‘Kuldeepak’, committed suicide at his residence in Navi Mumbai in May 2020. As per the reports, he was burdened by debt and was unable to search for work during the lockdown in India during the pandemic. The reports also revealed that he was seen hanging in the bedroom by his wife.
2. Preksha Mehta
This actress committed suicide on May 26, 2020 with police finding a note she had left behind. Preksha was found in her room in Indore. As per the reports, she was going through depression caused by of loss of work during the outbreak. The suicide note mentioned that her career and failed relationship was the reason for her suicide.
3. Disha Salian
Disha, the manager of Sushant Singh Rajput was emerged by the news that she jumped off from the 14th-floor residence of her fiancee in Malad. Her death was five days earlier than Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 8 2020. Even her death is shrouded in mystery.
4. Sushant Singh Rajput
This handsome actor was founded dead at his home in Bandra, Mumbai on June 14 2020. The official post mortem reports were showing that Sushant died of asphyxia due to hanging. The actor’s millions of fans are still figuring out his death eight months later and are demanding a conclusive end to the investigation. The Bollywood actor has acted in many hit films like ‘Kai Po Che’ and Chhichore’.
5. Susheel Gowda
This actor suicided in his hometown Mandya in July 2020. He is best known for his role in the show ‘Anthapura’, as per the police reports, he was found dead hanging. Susheel had joined the Kannada television serials in 2015 and had acted in a few Kannada films.
6. Sameer Sharma
This actor gained popularity from the show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. He was found dead at his Mumbai residence on August 5, 2020. Through social media posts, the actor had hinted that he was perhaps battling depression. Sameer also made a short filmed named ‘The Cut’. He described that the film is regarding psychological effects of isolation due to the lockdown on a person living alone. As per police reports, he was found hanging.
7. Asif Basra
This actor is known for his role in ‘Outsourced’. He was found dead in Dharamshala on November 12 2020. The police ruled it a case of suicide. Asif had acted in films like ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Parzania’.
8. VJ Chitra
Chitra, the Tamil actress was found dead in a hotel room in Chennai on December 9 2020. She was suspected to have died by suicide, though, the investigation is still on. As per the report of The News Minute, the actress had shared pictures of herself in a sari on her Instagram page a few hours before her death.
9. Sandeep Nahar
Sandeep Nahar, who had acted in ‘Kesari and ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’. As per the police reports, Nahar died in his residence and was found hanging by his wife. The actor also stated that he was going to die by suicide hours before he was found dead. He had also spoken about being disappointed with his life on both personal and professional levels.