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The name Sushant Singh Rajput will always stay immortal in our hearts. A simple boy from Patna, who had left his engineering in the last semester and had come to Mumbai to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He had not only succeeded in achieving his dream but had also made a name in an industry, ruled by nepotism. Without a Godfather, he had carved a name for himself and was counted among top-notched actors in Bollywood. (Also Read: Deepika Padukone Reveals What Attracts Her Towards Hubby, Ranveer Singh In 8-Years Of Being In Love)
When Sushant Singh Rajput bagged the role of Manav Deshmukh in Ekta Kapoor’s serial, Pavitra Rishta, it had proved to be a breakthrough for him. In 2011, Sushant was casted in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che and after that, there was no looking back for this talented actor. With effortless performances in movies like M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Raabta, Kedarnath, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Sushant had proved that dreams do come true. On the fateful afternoon of June 14, 2020, when the news channels had flashed the news of Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death, no one could believe it. It was reported that he was under depression and had committed suicide by hanging himself. His death had sent shock waves through Bollywood and his family had started a battle to know the truth behind his drastic step.
January 21, 2021 marked the 35th birth anniversary of Sushant Singh Rajput. On this auspicious day, his sister, Shweta Singh Kirti announced a scholarship of $35,000 by the Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund. To announce the same, Shweta took to her IG handle and shared that a step has been taken to fulfil her bhai’s dream. Sharing a picture of one of his old IG posts, Shweta wrote, “I am happy to announce that on 35th Birthday of Bhai, a step has been taken towards fulfilling one of his dreams. The Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund of $35,000 has been set up in UC Berkeley. Anyone who is interested in pursuing Astrophysics at UC Berkeley can apply for this fund. Grateful to the Angels who made it possible. Happy Birthday my little Brother, I hope you always stay happy wherever you are! Love You. #SushantDay.”
On his 35th birthday, Shweta shared a collage of pictures from some of the best moments with her bhai, Sushant. From their childhood pictures to beautiful moments spent with his niece, the collage is a collection of some adorable memories. Fondly remembering him, Shweta wrote, “Love you Bhai You are part of me and will always remain so... #SushantDay.” (Also Read: Bipasha Basu Praises Her Hubby, Karan Singh Grover's New Look, The Duo Twins In Black)
Sushant’s sister, Priyanka Singh too penned an emotional birthday wish for him along with a video of their throwback pictures. Her wish can be read as “My brother, my pride, my alter ego; From this day when you were born, we not only prospered as siblings but evolved to become best friends, dedicated companions; twins if you will, in our depositions; exploring life and it’s meaning, as fate would have it, we almost existed in perfect quantum entanglement. In the past, whenever you left, you came back again and again; This time when you departed... you came back so strong that you dwell in each and every breath of mine; your deep, profound eyes, and benign innocent smile are my constant companion, so much so that your presence has become the background of my very thought process!!! But somehow I can’t hear you back... I pray, I entreat, Please, please, please respond, react, tease, scream at me if you must, B’coz the eventuality of your silence is too loud to bear. The thought that I may never see you in flesh and blood, is too savage a fear! Just tell me where to meet you, as you told me time and again, b’ coz there’s so much to tell you I can hardly refrain; I know it all sounds stupid, Alas, my Shona, this stupidity is my only hope defining my very existence now... In total desperation, your Sona di! Happy Birthday my Sunshine!!!”
On January 13, 2021, Sushant Singh Rajput's sister, Shweta Singh Kirti had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a poem written by her late brother. The handwritten poem was about life, dreams, and what's the purpose of one's life. An excerpt from his poem could be read as "I think I spent 30 years of my life, the first 30, trying to become something, I wanted to become good at things, I wanted to become good at tennis and school grades. And everything I viewed in that perspective, I am not okay the way I am, but if I got good at things. I realised, I had the game wrong." Along with this beautiful poem, Shweta had written, "Written by Bhai...the thought so profound #ForeverSushant" in the caption followed by a red heart emoticon.
On Sushant’s sixth month death anniversary, i.e., December 14, 2020, Shweta had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a picture of her hand on top of a candle as it had seemed like she was taking an oath for her brother. The doting sister had revealed that she would continue to fight for justice for her late brother, and no matter what, she will unfold all the mysteries behind Sushant's sudden demise. Shweta had stated all the emotions in her caption, and it could be read as "I pledge to fight for justice until we know the whole truth. May God guide us and show us the way. #Oath4SSR." (Also Read: Rucha Gujarathi Celebrates Her Daughter, Aariana's Half Birthday, Cuts A Unique Cake)
Happiest birthday Sushant! May your soul rest in peace.
When on June 14, 2020, the news channels had flashed the headlines of actor, Sushant Singh Rajput's death, everyone had thought it to be a hoax. His friends, family and fans couldn't believe that the versatile actor, who was always full of life, could take the drastic step of suicide.Read More