Sushant Singh Rajput’s family to set-up foundation to support young talent

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Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family has confirmed that it will be setting up a foundation in the name of their “Gulshan” to support young talent.

The Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) will give a platform to three subjects that were close to the actor including cinema, sport and science.

Furthermore, in a family statement, it said that the actor’s childhood home in Patna will be transformed into a memorial, which will have his personal belongings – favourite books and his “most prized possession” – his telescope.

The actor died by suicide on 14th June 2020.

The full statement is below:

The world’s Sushant Singh Rajput was simply Gulshan to us.

He was free-spirited, talkative and incredibly bright. He was curious about just everything. He dreamed without restraints, and chased those dreams with the heart of a lion. He smiled generously. He was the pride and inspiration of the family. His telescope was his most prized possession, through which he fondly gazed at the stars.

We can’t bring ourselves to accept that we wouldn’t get to hear his easy laughs anymore. That we wouldn’t see his sparkling eyes again. That we wouldn’t hear his endless rants about science again. His loss has created a permanent, glaring void in the family that will never be filled.

He truly loved and cherished every single one of his fans. We thank you for showering our Gulshan with so much love.

To honour his memory and legacy, the family has decided to set up Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support young talents in areas close to his heart – cinema, science and sports.

His childhood home in Rajiv Nagar, Patna, will be turned into a memorial. We will put his personal memorabilia and belongings there, that include thousands of books, his telescope, flight-simulator etc, for his fans and admirers. From now on, we intend to maintain his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page as legacy accounts to keep his memories alive.

We once again, thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.”