BH CORRESPONDENT, Patna: One of the most prized possessions of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput was his expensive telescope and therefore his family has decided to keep his telescope alongside his books and personal memorabilia and belongings at his childhood home in Patna, which will be converted into a memorial.
The family will set up a foundation in his name, Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support aspiring talents in the fields of cinema, sports and science, three subjects that were extremely close to the Kai Po Che! actor’s heart. In a statement released by the actor’s family on Saturday, it was also said that his childhood home in Rajiv Nagar, Patna will be converted into a memorial, where his personal belongings, among them his favourite books, flight simulator and his “most prized possession” – his telescope will be kept.
Read Sushant Singh Rajput’s family’s complete statement here:
“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.”
The last film, Dil Bechara, of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar July 24. The makers have made the film available for free to both subscribers and non-subscribers to the OTT platform as their tribute to Sushant, who died by suicide on June 14, 2020. The film is directed by Sushant’s close friend Mukesh Chhabra and produced by Fox Star Studios.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Bandra police questioned casting director of Yash Raj Films (YRF), Shanoo Sharma, in connection with the Sushant’s suicide case. The final postmortem report of Sushant said that the cause of death has been due to hanging. The final postmortem report has been signed by five doctors after detailed analysis.
According to an India Today report, there were no struggle marks or external injuries on Sushant’s body. His nails were clean. The postmortem report also says it is a clear case of suicide and no other foul play.
Meanwhile, the police have recorded statements of 23 people including close friend Rhea Chakraborty, with whom Sushant was supposed to do a film post lockdown and also supposed to tie the knot.