Television star Kushal Punjabi has passed suddenly at the age of 37.
According to an ANI report, Punjabi claimed his own life after a suicide note was found at the scene. Fellow TV stars have expressed their grief at the news including Karanvir Bohra, Karan Patel, Shweta Tiwari and Jay Bhanushali.
Talking to PinkVilla, Punjabi’s co-star from ‘Ishq Mein Marjawan’, Vineet Raina said, “It is disastrous news I have heard. Arjun (Bijlani) called me up in the morning to inform about it. We worked together in Ishq Mein Marjawan where he did a cameo. We bonded so well on the sets. We used to share food and stories about his biking, his adventurous jaunts. He was such a talented person, and he looked so happy and content in his life. Arjun called me this morning to inform and we both went silent for a minute because we couldn’t believe it. How? Why? It is very shocking. I don’t know what was going through his mind.
He added, “I don’t know, he never looked depressed to us. He looked content with whatever he was doing. Maybe he wasn’t doing too much on TV but he was busy with many other things, he was doing something for Netflix and for Amazon. So he was pretty busy. He was very happy and he used to always talk about his son. Arjun also used to talk about Ayaan and he used to talk about Kiaan. He used to share naughty stories about Kiaan. I am still in denial and don’t know what triggered this. Only God knows. I don’t think the closest of his friends have any clue about this. I am yet to speak to Apurva Agnihotri because they used to go together for all the trips. I am trying to figure out the last rite details.”
Bohra on his Instagram wrote, “Your demise has shocked the hell out of me. I’m still in denial, Kushal Punjabi. I know you are in a happier place, but this is unfathomable. The way you lead 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. I’m gonna miss you so much #kushlani. You will always be remembered as a guy who lived a full life.”
Meanwhile, Bijlani added, “We worked together on ishqmeinmarjawan and @PunjabiKushal was one positive guy always wearing a smile. I am shocked to hear that he has left us. May your soul rest in peace.”