Television actor Kushal Punjabi was found dead at his home in Pali Hill, Mumbai, on Thursday night. He was 37. The police have found a suicide note and have begun further investigations, ANI reported. The actor was reportedly found hanging from a ceiling fan.
Punjabi has acted in several shows such as Ishq Mein Marjawan, Kasam Se, Dekho Mahar Pyaar Se, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and Hum Tum. He had acted in movies such as Lakshya, Kaal and Salaam-e-Ishq and has also participated in several reality shows.
Punjabi is survived by his wife Audrey Dolhen and three-year-old son.
Actor Karanvir Bohra shared the news on social media platform Instagram with a heartfelt note. “Ur [Your] demise has shocked the hell out of me. I’m still in denial,” Bohra wrote. “I know you are in a happier place, but this is unfathomable. The way you lead [led] 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.”
Several other actors also took to social media to express their shock. Here are some other reactions: