RIP Sidharth Shukla dies at 40

BREAKING: Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passes away
Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passes away

Actor Sidharth Shukla passed away on Thursday. He was 40. He reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.  According to hospital officials, he was brought dead to Mumbai’s Cooper hospital. At present, the doctors are conducting postmortem to ascertain the cause of the death. It is believed that the last rites of the actor will be performed on Friday. Reportedly, the actor complained of chest pain on Wednesday night and asked his mother, who lives on the 6th floor of the same building, to visit him. After talking to her and drinking water, he went to sleep. Later, he suffered a heart attack. As per the police statement, the family has suspected no foul play. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.

This news came as a shock for his fans as the actor recently appeared on reality shows like Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 with rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill. Siddharth, the winner of Bigg Boss 13 was a popular face of showbiz and has been a part of film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The actor’s last screen outing was Ekta Kapoor’s popular show ‘Broken But Beautiful 3’ in which he played the role of Agastya.

Sidharth Shukla death: “No foul play”

BMC’s health department team spoke to Cooper Hospital Dean. The late actor’s family has informed the Mumbai Police that there was no foul play or him being under ‘mental pressure’. They don’t want any rumours to float around.

Police say that Sidharth’s body has been examined and no injury has been found. Postmortem would be conducted at 5pm. “No injuries were sustained on the body of actor Sidharth Shukla,” Mumbai Police officials said. “The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. A team of police is present at Shukla’s residence for investigation,” Mumbai Police added.

Born on 12 December 1980 in Mumbai to Ashok Shukla and Rita Shukla, Sidharth’s family has roots in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh.

He completed his schooling from St.Xavier’s High School, Fort and later graduated in Interior designing from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design.

His team requested everyone to “give his family and loved ones space and let them grieve.” The statement read, “We are all in pain!  We are as shocked as you are!  And all of us knew Sidharth was a private person, so please respect his privacy, his family’s privacy. And please pray for His Soul To Rest in Peace.”

Sidharth is known for his roles in daily soaps such as “Balika Vadhu” and “Dil Se Dil Tak”. He is also popular for his tints in reality shows such as “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6”, “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi” and “Bigg Boss 13”.