Kushal Punjabi last rites: Shenaz Treasury, Diandra Soares, Karanvir Bohra, Eijaz Khan attend

Updated: Dec 28, 2019, 15:38 | Pratiksha Mestry
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    Actor Kushal Punjabi, who appeared in films such as Kaal and Lakshya as well as the reality show Fear Factor, was found hanging in his Bandra apartment in the early hours of Friday, police said. As per the reports, he was 37. All pictures/Yogen Shah

    In picture: Shehnaz Treasury was clicked at the last rites of Kushal Punjabi.

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    Kushal Punjabi, whose body was found by his parents around 2 am, left behind a suicide note in which he said nobody should be held responsible for his death, a police official said.

    In picture: Close friend Diandra Soares also attended the funeral.

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    Kushal Punjabi's parents went to his home in Alstic Building on St Andrews Road after he did not pick up his phone, officials said.

    In picture: Karanvir Bohra, who shared a close friendship with the deceased, also attended the ceremony.

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    "He was found dead by his parents around 2 am on Friday. His parents reached his building after he did not pick up their calls. He left a one-and-a-half page suicide note...," senior police inspector from Bandra police station Vijay Lakshmi Hiremath said.

    In picture: Arjun Bijlani and Karanvir Bohra at the funeral.

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    The note said that all his property should be divided between his parents, son and sisters, he said.

    In picture: Eijaz Khan was also snapped by the shutterbugs in Santacruz, Mumbai, where the last rites of Kushal Punjabi were performed.

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    On the basis of primary information, an Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered in the Bandra police station, officials said.

    In picture: Kubbra Sait and Arjun Bijlani at the last rites ceremony.

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    Kushal Punjabi's close friend, actor Karanvir Bohra, posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.
    "Your demise has shocked the hell out of me. I'm still in denial @itsme_kushalpunjabi 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."

    In picture: Tanaaz, Delnaaz and Bakhtiyaar Irani also offered their condolences to the family.

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    "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 sad a guy who lived a full life," Bora added on social media.

    In picture: Jasveer Kaur attended the last rites ceremony hosted in Santacruz.

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    According to TV actor and friend Chetan Hansraj, Punjabi and his wife were living separately.

    In picture: Chetan Hansraj with a few friends at the ceremony.

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    "I don't want to talk about it at this time. They were not separated (but) they were undergoing separation. He was living here while she was staying abroad with their son. I got to know about it just a few days ago. He was going through a depressed phase" Hansraj told PTI, declining to go into detail.

    In picture: Abigail Pandey was also clicked at the funeral.

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    For many in the industry, Kushal Punjabi's untimely death recalled the suicides of actors Pratyusha Banerjee, Kuljeet Randhawa and Nafisa Joseph, all young, upcoming TV stars gone too soon.

    In picture: Karan Grover with wife Poppy Jabbal at the performance of the last rites.

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    "I just cannot come to the terms that Kushal is no more. Always ready to face challenges of all kinds and such an adorable father. He was a friend but more like a younger brother to me. RIP #KushalPunjabi," singer-rapper Baba Sehgal wrote on Instagram.

    In picture: Ken Ghosh was also clicked attended Kushal Punjabi's last rites.

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    "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" star Karan Patel also expressed shock over Punjabi's death. "RIP, my brother. Guess it's true when they say, 'The happiest faces hide the most saddened hearts'. Seeing your spirit and zest for life, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that you will bid your final goodbye to life in a way that will send a chill down our spines every time we think of you," he too shared on social media.

    In picture: Manasi Scott attended the funeral hosted in Santacruz.

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    Punjabi started his career as a dancer and model. He appeared in several music videos such as "Pehla Nasha (remix)" and DJ Aqeel's "Kehdoon Tumhen" recreation.

    In picture: Shilpa Saklani was snapped at the funeral too.

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    He also participated in the Gladrags Manhunt Contest in the year 2000. His film career started with 1996's anthology feature "Bomgay", which also featured Rahul Bose with whom he later starred in Kaizad Gustad's 1998 movie "Bombay Boys".

    In picture: Sushant Singh at Kushal Punjabi's last rites ceremony.

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    Kushal Punjabi followed it up with Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra-starrer Andaaz and murder mystery "Sssshhh..."

    In picture: Vahbeez Dorabjee with some of her industry friends at the ceremony.

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    His television career began with "A Mouthful Of Sky" in 1995 and over the years, Punjabi featured in popular shows such as "Kasam Se", "Kkusum", "Dekho Magar Pyaar Se" and "Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat".

    In picture: Suyyash Rai was also at the funeral.

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    Punjabi also appeared in multiple reality shows such as "Fear Factor", "Mr. & Miss TV", "Paisa Bhari Padega" and "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". In 2011, he won the Shah Rukh Khan-hosted reality game show, "Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout", an Indian version of US series of the same name.

    In picture: Vrajesh Hirjee at the funeral.

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Shenaz Treasury, Diandra Soares, Karanvir Bohra, Eijaz Khan, Chetan Hansraj, Karan Grover, Kubbra Sait, Bakhtiyar Irani, Tanaaz Irani, Delnaz Irani, Abigail Pandey, Suyyash Rai, Jasveer Kaur, Ken Ghosh, Manasi Scott, Shilpa Saklani, Sushant Singh, Vahbeez Dorabjee, Arjun Bijlani, Vrajesh Hirjee and many other television actors attended the last rites of Kushal Punjabi in Santacruz, Mumbai. We have pictures